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Program planning in medical education to facilitate students' cultural competency: A cross case analysis

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Course Description
The increasingly diverse population and the inequitable treatment of marginalized groups in the United States indicate a need for all health care providers and educators to gain competency in working with populations of various racial, ethnic, gendered, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Educational programs in public health, health sciences, and medical education focus on issues of diversity, health disparities, and inclusivity in education and in practice. However, visible and invisible barriers often hinder the process of planning programs to emphasize cultural competency and health disparities. This presentation describes a cross-case analysis of four medical education programs and their efforts to facilitate the cultural competency of faculty and students while addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care. A discussion will present findings that indicate a consistent pattern of sociopolitical issues people encountered and negotiation strategies used when implementing programming to address racial and ethnic disparities. The case analysis approach revealed areas for quality improvement in programming. This presentation will conclude with recommendations for using case analysis as a methodology to evaluate the depth, scope, and success of health related programs in facilitating cultural competency and addressing racial and ethnic disparities.

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Target Audience
Faculty and students seeking cultural competency to address racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Articulate four sociopolitical issues educators encounter when designing programs that address racial and ethnic disparities.
Identify three negotiation strategies necessary to establish educational programming that address racial and ethnic disparities and facilitate cultural competency.
Assess the use of case analysis for evaluating the way in which health related educational programs establish an environment conducive to students learning to be culturally competent with diverse populations.

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