Medical Education and Cultural Competence: A Strategy to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care


The Association of American Medical Colleges has underscored its commitment to improving health care for minority Americans with its support of a new medical school accreditation standard designed to promote students' and faculties' understanding of the cultural factors that can affect health and health care delivery. This project will help medical schools assess and develop curricula related to cultural competence by providing guidelines on what should be taught, how it should be taught, and how students are to be evaluated. As the first phase of a plan to provide all 125 U.S. medical schools with guidance in cultural competency, it could contribute to improved health and health care for the nation's racial and ethnic minorities.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Association of American Medical Colleges
Principal Investigator:
Deborah Danoff, M.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 14, 2000

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