The goal is:
To help medical students understand healthcare and disease differences based upon culture, ethnicity, gender, language and literacy, socioeconomic class, spirituality and religion, age, sexual orientation, and disability and to ensure that medical students develop knowledge, skills and behaviors with respect to the great diversity of the human condition.
The implementation plan calls for integration of cultural competency training and education
- throughout all four years of medical education,
- in a manner that treats cultural effectiveness as a core component in all medical encounters,
- using a variety of instructional approaches in multiple contexts.