Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education

Ethnicity and Medicine - FAM MED 244 (Hum Bio 121E)


Axess Class Number:
Fam Med 53937 / Hum Bio 54356

Dates: Wednesday(s)
(2013-2014) April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

12:00-1:00pm Lecture
1:00-2:00pm Discussion (optional)

LKSC, Room LK205/206

Course Director:
Ronald D. Garcia, Ph.D.,
Senior Lecturer, Division of Family and Community Medicine;
Director, Center of Excellence

Course Co-Coordinator:
Eduardo Dolhun, M.D.
Dolhun Clinic, San Francisco

If you have any questions, please email


Center of Excellence in Diversity in Medical Education 2015 Spring Lecture Series

An exciting course that challenges you to explore how culture and language impact the effectiveness of clinical encounters.

How does culture impact clinical care?

Come learn from distinguished clinicians and researchers about the role of race and culture in caring for patients. The speakers will present insights, findings, and programs targeting culturally diverse patients.

Cross-cultural medicine is a rapidly growing area, and an area that can enrich your own personal perspective on the delicate interplay that race and ethnicity have on health care. This course will examine and promote culturally competent health care.

The lecture series is open to medical students, undergrads, faculty, and staff. Information is presented such that everyone from undergrads to M.D.'s can benefit. Final grades will be based on attendance of lectures if taken for one unit (12-1 pm); or lecture discussion sections and weekly response papers (12-2 pm) if taken for 2 units; the course may also be taken for 3 units, which includes attendance at lectures, discussions, weekly response papers, and a final term paper.

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