UNSOM Students: Cultural Competence in Medicine
UNSOM Diversity Statement
UNSOM recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education, research and health care. Our school is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. We strive to develop culturally competent graduates to care for the residents of Nevada and the nation.
Cultural Considerations in Health Care 2014 - February 24 & 25, 2014
“Navigating Health: Cultural Considerations in Health Care”
Joe Crowley Student Union
Series of presentations and workshops (attend one or all)
Featuring "While We Were Sleeping" author, David Hemenway, Ph.D.
Now in its 4th year, the event is sponsored by the Division of Health Science and High Sierra Area Health Education Center and is an interdisciplinary event, created by students for students, providing students in the health sciences an educational experience in cultural awareness and it application to health research, policy and practice.
National Center for Cultural Competence
Cultural Competence Health Practitioner Assessment
Cultural Competence and Limited English Proficiency FAQs
Nevada contacts/organizations/and news
Aspiringdocs.org An AAMC Campaign to Increase Diversity in Medicine
Asian American & Pacific Islander Populations
Cultural Broker Guide
Healthcare for the Homeless
Latino/ Hispanic Health
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Health
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman ISBN‐13: 978‐0374525644
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing by Lori Alvord & Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt ISBN-13:
A Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity by Milton J. Bennett, M.D.