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Evidence-Based Practices for Culturally Responsive Medical Education

Abstract

Medical education has a role to play in responding to the global call for social justice. Medical educators can lead the global transformation by adopting culturally responsive teaching (CRT) practices. The ultimate objective must be the achievement of equitable learning and success outcomes for all students, especially those from underrepresented and international communities. The strategies outlined in this paper offer specific, actionable, evidence-based strategies that will empower educators to apply the CRT framework within the course design, delivery, and evaluation. As a result, more inclusive classroom environments will be created, ultimately closing the outcome gaps that exist between students.

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Weiler, T., Caton, E. Evidence-Based Practices for Culturally Responsive Medical Education. Med.Sci.Educ. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01440-6

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Keywords

  • Culturally responsive
  • Inclusive
  • Equitable
  • Motivation
  • Teaching practices
  • Cultural awareness
  • Course design
  • Self-reflection