Posted: May 9, 2013

Implementation of Instructional Strategies to Enhance Resident Learning in Diversity and Inclusion


ACGME competencies require residency programs to include diversity education and training in their curriculum. However, in an era of technology and social media, faculty and administrators are challenged with providing instruction to meet these competencies to prepare residents for an increasingly diverse patient population. This presentation will provide instructional strategies in the form of knowledge-based and attitude-based activities to present cultural competency issues in healthcare and to explore bias, racism, and gender disparities to improve awareness of the impact of diversity issues on patients' values and behaviors as well as how these factors may ultimately impact clinical outcomes.

*Presented at 2013 GDI Professional Development Conference


Residency, Health Equity Research, Diversity, Cultural Competency, Education, Bias, Training, Attitudes, Humanistic Environment, Health Disparities, GDI


Kristine M. Diaz, PsyD, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Caryn Reed-Hendon, PhD, MA, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Erin G. Sheppard, PhD, Central Michigan University College of Medicine