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Sponsor: Statewide AHEC Program Office
W. Kent Guion, MD, MA, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA
A 2002 Institute of Medicine report noted that sources of health disparities “include…cultural and linguistic barriers, and a subtle mix of bias and prejudice during the clinical encounter.” Cultural competence is an important skill that, for most health care providers, develops over time through education and experience. Academic, professional, and government organizations agree that cultural competency should be part of health care providers’ knowledge base. Community-based faculty and preceptors can be instrumental in developing cultural competency as an essential skill for health professions students. Clinical teaching during clerkships offers many opportunities for preceptors and student to learn from diverse patient encounters.
After attending this event, attendees will:
- Improve their knowledge of cultural competency
- Identify and curb unconscious bias in clinical encounters
- Refine and better assess their students’ (and their own) patient interaction skills
Pre-registration is required to attend this event via the internet.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Georgia Health Sciences University Medical College of Georgia and the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers. The Medical College of Georgia is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Georgia Health Sciences University Medical College of Georgia designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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