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Department: MEOSA-Student Affairs
Course: 409-Cultural Diversity and Sensitivity in Health

Course Director: James L. Phillips, M.D.
Course Faculty: James L. Phillips, M.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 30
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 2
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Develop skills to provide culturally competent care when serving a diverse patient population.
Learning Activities
Attendance driven with satisfactory participation. Brief (2-3 paragraphs) summaries must be submitted for each session attended. Reflective essay will be required based on one of the lectures and one of the outside experiences. Must attend at least 5 of the 8 lectures and 1 off-site session, for credit. No partial credit will be given. Topics to be addressed: Racism, self reflection, health disparities, religion and spirituality, bilingual medical interview, folk medicine/folk beliefs, and more.
Evaluation Methods
Meet at 12:00 noon for one hour. Elective will be offered during block 5. Attend at least one Doctor's Day Outreach off-site. The elective will meet every Monday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., starting Monday, March 7, 2011. Six lectures are scheduled. not including the offsite seesions. No partial credit will be given.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Laura J. Perry
Contact Phone: 713-798-8646
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: BCM-Cullen Building, Room 415A, MS: BCM119

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