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NHLBI: Teaching Multi-cultural Practice

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University of California at Los Angeles

Linking Health Disparities Research to Medical Education

Art Gomez, MDArt Gomez, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Principal Investigator
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Arleen Brown, MD, PhDArleen Brown, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Research
Co-Principal Investigator
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Regina Richter, MARegina Richter, MA
Research Assistant
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

ACCOMPLISHMENTS | PUBLICATIONS

Accomplishments

  • Drs. Luann Wilkerson, Paula Henderson and Art Gomez developed and tested a standardized patient based OSCE named Sam Washington to test cultural competence embedded in a 3rd year final CPX activity. Results were presented at an oral presentation at Pittsburgh for the SGIM National Meeting in 2008.
  • Drs. Sebastian Uijtdehaage, Paula Henderson, and Art Gomez developed an evaluative tool using script concordance to test cultural competence. This was presented at the International Ottawa Conference on Medical Education held in Australia 2008.
  • Dr. Arleen Brown and Medical Student Ajay Dharia developed an ethnopharmacology teaching module embedded in a third year ambulatory internal medicine clerkship which includes a case based didactic presentation, audience participation, a skit and pre and post test exercises. Models for environmental along with genetic factors in chronic disease management are also discussed. Contributions toward the course examination are anticipated as will a curriculum effectiveness assessments.

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Publications

There have been several regional and national paper and poster presentations to date:

  • Gomez AG, Henderson P, Chirra A, Guiton G, Wilkerson L. Patient-centered care: An experiential cultural competency curriculum for medical students. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20 (Supplement 1):35, 2005
  • Cifuentes-Henderson P, Gomez A, Doyle LH, Wilkerson L. Faculty fellowship in cultural competency education. Western Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 2005.
  • Guiton G, Wilkerson L, & Elliott D. Assessing the use of a patient-centered approach to cultural sensitivity during a Clinical Performance Examination. Paper presented at the Western Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, April 2005.
  • Gomez Ag, Henderson P, Chirra A, Guiton G, Wilkerson L. Patient-centered care: An experiential cultural competency curriculum for medical students. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20 (Supplement 1):35, 2005.
  • Gomez AG, Henderson P, Wilkerson L. Using the arts to teach during a third year clerkship. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 21 (Supplement 1), 2006.
  • Fung C & Henderson P. Conducting a patient-centered interview with a translator: Exploring the effect of a new module. Paper presented at the Western Group on Educational Affairs Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 2007.
  • Gomez AG, Cifuentes-Henderson P, Fung C, Wilkerson L. That's Grey's, not Gray's Anatomy: Using the arts to teach during a third year clerkship. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22 (Supplement 1), 2007.
  • Uijtdehaage S, Henderson P, Wilkerson L. An instrument for assessing knowledge of cross-cultural care. Poster presented at the 13th Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence, Melbourne, Australia, March 2008.
  • Wilkerson L, Fung C, May W, Elliott D. Assessing patient-centered care among medical students: One approach to cultural competency. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh 2008.

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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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