Health disparities curricula an “opportunity to be seized upon” in resident training

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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significant opportunity to improve health disparities training provided medical residents in U.S. internal medicine programs.

Researchers from Mayo Clinic and other academic medical centers examined a data set that merged two national survey samples from 2015: internal medicine program director and internal medicine residents. They found that, despite mandates from governing bodies in medical education, only 40% of residencies provide health disparities curricula. In addition, they found that resident perceptions of training and its quality were not associated with the existence of an actual curriculum.

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