An Online Learning Community and Course (October 2016 – March 2017)
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2016
In this interactive, distance-learning course, we hope to actively engage future clinicians and healthcare professionals in recognizing and discussing the reality that personal biases, societal stigma, and disenfranchisement of certain sociocultural groups can often interfere with the delivery of equitable and appropriate healthcare for all. As such, in the Cultural Sensitivity Scholars Program we aim to describe what great care might look like for different people and hope to spread the practice of cultural sensitivity, a social framework predicated on an attitude of humility and an approach to interpersonal communication that requires unrelenting self-awareness and perspective, in order to best serve patients and our ever-changing world.
This program will run from October 2016 to March 2017. It will require 4-8 hours every month, which will include online lectures with a lively and structured discussion component, mandatory readings and other media to provide appropriate context for curricular topics, and reflective assignments and projects that will help consolidate the complex and novel ideas presented. In addition, a final individual or group project will be required, which can be completed over the course of four months with regular course director guidance.
- Attend or watch recordings of all eight course webinars.
- Prepare, as instructed, for all course meetings and assignments or projects.
- Complete pre- and post-session quizzes.
- Treat speakers, course directors, and peers with respect, humility, and an open mind.
Why Will You Love this Scholars Program?
We know that constant studying can become overwhelming and disheartening. This program offers scholars an incredible opportunity to stay inspired and engaged with their deeper motivations for becoming a doctor. Participants will be able to explore the sociocultural aspects of medical care and augment the often limited training they receive in medical school. Further, participants will be able to collaborate with a diverse group of peers, while receiving instruction from passionate lecturers across the disciplines of clinical medicine, academia, and grassroots advocacy. The advancements that scholars make in this course will shine through in their future clinical settings.