Evaluating a lecture on cultural competence in the medical school preclinical curriculum

Russell Lim, Jacob Wegelin, Lisa L. Hua, Elizabeth J. Kramer, Mark E Servis

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Objective: The authors aim to evaluate the effectiveness of a presentation designed to increase cultural competence. Methods: A measure was developed to evaluate the attainment of knowledge and attitude objectives by first-year medical students who watched a presentation on the effect of culture on the doctor-patient relationship and effective methods of interpretation for non-English-speaking patients. The test was administered before and after the presentation and data were analyzed using a linear mixed-effects regression model. Results: Both knowledge and attitudes improved over the course of the lecture. Conclusions: Those who give individual presentations in multiple instructor medical school courses should supplement their course evaluations with lecture-specific surveys targeted to their specific learning objectives for knowledge and attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Education


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