CLMDG 1516: Humanity in Medicine

Credits 1.0

This course seeks to provide future physicians with the awareness, empathy, and cultural competencies necessary to interact professionally with individuals in their future medical practices who identify as members of a minority population (e.g., LGBTQI, ethnic or racial, people with disabilities). Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding systemic socioeconomic issues facing minority populations with respect to their access to healthcare, identifying the current ways in which these populations are underserved in medicine, and instilling student doctors with the skills, respect, and cultural competencies necessary to improve healthcare for under served populations. Students will participate in interactive small group discussion, and reflect on selected readings (research articles and position statements), and perspectives of minority individuals in an effort to realize our shared humanity and the importance of improving access to healthcare for all.