Cultural Competence Education and Training for Health and Medical Students

  • Crystal Jongen
  • Janya McCalman
  • Roxanne Bainbridge
  • Anton Clifford
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)


Cultural competence in healthcare is designed to ensure that health professionals are able to provide quality healthcare to culturally and ethnically diverse populations. Cultural competence can be effective for improving health professionals’ knowledge, attitudes and skills as well as patient satisfaction. The impact of cultural competence education and training included in university-based professional training of health and medical students, however, is relatively unclear. This study aims to describe the characteristics and assess the methodological quality of published evaluations of cultural competence education and training interventions targeting health and medical students.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Crystal Jongen
    • 1
  • Janya McCalman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roxanne Bainbridge
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anton Clifford
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research, School of Health, Medical and Applied SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityCairnsAustralia
  2. 2.The Cairns InstituteJames Cook UniversitySmithfieldAustralia
  3. 3.School of Public HealthThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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