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Monday, February 27 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
(ARCHES) Developing faculty educator competencies in diverse learning environments

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Abstract Body: Topics of inclusion and diversity have gained new attention among medical educators in the wake of activism by medical students in regards to issues impacting communities of color. Specifically, the impact of police brutality and continuing healthcare disparities led a group of students at a recognized medical school to organize “White Coats for Black Lives” movement. Their first action, a “Die In” in December 2014, was organized in protest and solidarity with the victims of police brutality in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases.[1] The student’s activity led the school to launch a comprehensive five year funded effort known as the Differences Matter (DM). The goal of DM is “to close gaps in inequities in health and health care across all of our mission areas” including medical education. [2] This initiative seeks to “ensure inclusive teaching and integration of race, racism, exclusion and health disparities relevant competencies”. These stated goals require the development of similar competencies for the faculty educators. The goal of this small group is to discuss the development of faculty educator competencies in diverse learning environments. The suggested methodology for this session will be as follows: Review background of Differences Matter and learning development goals Share results of literature review and best practices Present our current efforts related to the development of faculty competencies and ensuing activities. Intended Outcomes: Increase awareness about efforts in a given medical school to develop competencies among faculty to be able to teach in diverse learning environments Engage in discussion with participants about what should be the key core competencies in medical education within the context of increasing need for inclusion, diversity and equity. Intended Audience: This small session hopes to draw those involved in medical education and/or student affairs. [1] Differences Matter (2015). Project Charter. Project Identification and Purpose. [2] Differences Matter (2015). Project Charter. Project Identification and Purpose. 

Monday February 27, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm

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