Diversity, Social Justice, & Cultural Competence

Social Medicine Presentation from the Curriculum Colloquium

Anti-Racism Curricular Guide for Faculty
Tips and strategies for case/question-writing with respect to racial designations, as well as how to talk about race, bias, and disparities in discussions.

DEI Brief Glossary of Terms
Created by UPSOM’s Department of Psychiatry, this short document provides an overview of the most commonly used terms related to social justice concepts.   

Faculty Guidance on Racial Injustice
Strategies and resources you can use to talk to students and others about race, especially after traumatic events.

Guide to Health Equity Language, Narrative, and Concepts
The AAMC and AMA have created a guide to help advance health equity through better use of language.  This guide reviews narrative approaches that are favored or not (e.g., should we say “vulnerable” or “oppressed”?).  The guide also includes a glossary of terms like structural competency and stereotype threat to help educators understand important concepts in this space.

How to Provide a Multicultural Education
Baylor University developed this resource, with 14 tips for faculty looking to incorporate multicultural educational strategies in the classroom or clinic, and common challenges in the process.

Implicit Bias Training
This one-hour module from Ohio State provides an outstanding overview of implicit bias:  understanding your own biases and the real-world implications, as well as strategies for mitigation (both individual and institutional).

MedEdPORTAL Anti-Racism in Medicine Resources
This free compendium of resources includes powerpoints, cases, and other teaching material related to topics like microaggressions, bystander training, intersectionality, and social context

Microaggressions: Recognition and Response
This 5-minute video from Mayo has 5 simple tips to guide faculty to better help trainees when microaggressions occur.

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Repository of Teaching Resources on Race and Medicine
NEJM’s website has an extensive collection of journal articles and video interviews useful for medical educators.

Online Course Design and Teaching for Equity and Inclusion
In this 1hr video workshop, teaching experts from Pitt discuss how to design courses to be engaging to ALL students, including how to run effective breakouts, material design, ways to ensure that student voices are heard, and more.

Racism in Medicine Learning Modules: Educational Series: Racism in Medicine and America | School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs | University of Pittsburgh
UPSOM's Office of Faculty Affairs, in conjunction with UPMC, has created a series of 10 short videos on topics like structural racism, upstander training, implicit bias, microaggressions, and more--15-20 minutes each, taught be local experts.

Scholarly Articles from Academic Medicine on Race and Racism in Medicine
This collection of articles from the leading journal in our field can help faculty both engage with necessary conversations about race and also to inform strategies to eliminate structural racism in their institutions.

Stereotype Threat in Medical Education
This 23-minute video by Dr. Eloho Ufomata introduces faculty to the concept of stereotype threat, how it impacts academic performance in classroom and clinical settings, why students underrepresented in medicine are so vulnerable, and what we can do to mitigate this threat.

Structural Competency Training
This 15-minute video by Dr. Thuy Bui helps faculty learn how to address social determinants of medicine, how to create a “structural differential” diagnosis, and how to avoid stigmatizing language related to social medicine.  This will help in engaging medical students and other trainees around social determinants.

Teaching Race: Pedagogy and Practice
From Vanderbilt University, this website discusses common challenges to teaching about race and racial justice, along with strategies to be more effective:  encouraging reflection, effective course design, meeting students where they are, building community, etc.

Use of Race/Ethnicity in Case Presentations: Best Practice
At PittMed, we want to ensure that all faculty use best practices when it comes to the use of race as identifiers in discussions about patients.  

Weight Bias in Medical Curricula
This brief document explains how bias can affect learners, outlining a few key strategies medical educators can adopt to mitigate such bias.