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Consortium Initiatives

Members of our Consortium are involved in local as well as multi-institutional research projects.

Office for Civil Rights | Assessment Tools | TACCT | Interpreter Checklists | BiDil | Medical Spanish | Upcoming Initiatives

Collaboration with the Office for Civil Rights

The Consortium and the Office of Civil Rights are beginning an initiative to educate students and physicians in training on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . Our primary objective is to integrate knowledge of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in order to enable physicians to act as agents for social responsibility in the diverse settings in which they practice.

For more information, please contact

Clarence Braddock III, MD, MPH

Paul Haidet, MD, MPH

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Assessment Tools

Consortium members are undergoing a systematic review of cultural competence assessment tools. The group is developing a framework for an internal rating scale, to be followed by psyhometric analysis through a multi-site study

For more information, please contact

Clarence Braddock III, MD, MPH

Paul Haidet, MD, MPH

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Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)

Using the TACCT, Consortium members are undergoing multi-site administration of the tool to determine reliability and validity in mutliple settings.

The TACCT is a n AAMC project—called "Medical Education and Cultural Competence: A Strategy to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care" and made possible by The Commonwealth Fund—developed TACCT to assess cultural-competence training in medical schools.

For more information, please contact:

Desiree Lie, MD, MSED

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Evaluating Effective Use of Interpreters in OSCE Setting: Checklists

Consortium members have undergone development and validation of two checklist items focusing on effective interpreter use through the Faculty Observation Rating Scale (FORS) and the Interpreter Impact Rating Scale (IIRS) and cross-validating with the Patient-Physician Interaction scale (PPI). We are currently validating a third checklist, to be filled out by the Standardized Interpreter.

Future studies will include: multi-site, multi-language, multi-academic year students; as well as usability of scales in general clinical settings.

For more information, please contact:

Desiree Lie, MD, MSED

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Bi-Dil: the first race-based drug

In this one-hour small group case discussion, participants discuss what race is, relevant findings from the National Human Genome Project, disparities in heart failure, how BiDil came to market, and close with a discussion on how race should be used in medicine, particularly in the context of very real health disparities and factors that influence health. Includes a comprehensive facilitator's and student's guide. For more information, please contact:

Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD

University of Maryland

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Medical Spanish in Medical Schools

Preliminary Objectives:

Document the extent of medical Spanish training in US medical schools

Establish Consortium resource site for methods of medical Spanish training and how credit is given

Investigate links between medical Spanish training, student satisfaction with health care delivery skills, and documented patient care

Establish guidelines for best practices for medical Spanish training in US medical schools

For more information, please contact:

Sonia Crandall, PhD, MS

Lynn Bickley, MD

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Upcoming Initiatives

  • Advocacy with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
  • Standardized Patient, Trigger Tape and Case Vignette Case Bank Development
  • "Lessons Learned" from the Consortium

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 NEWS AND EVENTS
 

 

  • NCME @ Health Literach Annual Research Conference
    • Two workshops on cultural competency and MedEdPORTAL
    • October 17-18, 2011, Chicago, IL
  • RWJ National Health Plan Collaborative Toolkit
    • This toolkit has resources, lessons, best practices and case studies to assist health plans reduce disparities.
  • AHRQ Health Literacy Toolkit
    • The toolkit can help your practice and communicate with patients.
  • Stopping Discrimination Before it Starts: The Impact of Civil Rights Laws on Healthcare Disparities
  • Curricular Products from the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for Health Professionals
  • Conferences:
    • AAMC annual meeting 2010
      • November 5-10, Washington, DC
    • APHA annual meeting 2010
      • November 6-10, Denver, CO

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