Engaging Students to Address Structural Inequality in Medical Education: Guidelines for Evaluating Case-Based Curricula
Friday, February 1 – 10:30 am-11:15 am – City Terrace 4
Presenters: Stephen Scott, MD, MPH; Aparna Krishnan; Molly Rabinowitz; Mandi Sehgal, MD; Katherine Margo, MD; Martha Seagrave, BSN, PA-C; Nancy Weigle, MD; Jordan White, MD, MPH; Katherine Chretien, MD
Integrating teaching about race, culture, and disparities into medical education has been challenging. Aquifer engaged a national workgroup of medical students faculty to formally review and apply contemporary concepts in teaching on racial and cultural health disparities to an existing national case-based learning curriculum. After a literature review on best practices for teaching about race and culture, students created an analytic framework for case review and then individually reviewed 63 out of 101 virtual patient cases in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics until there was thematic saturation. Using thematic analysis, students developed a grounded checklist for structured review of cases to better exemplify structural competencies. The structured checklist (which will be shared with participants for their review and feedback) can be applied to a variety of learning modalities and provides impetus to further engage students from diverse backgrounds to reform medical education.