Culture, diversity, race, and the standards: Assessing and addressing the hidden curricula
Journal of Physician Assistant Education
The Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education (4th Edition) oblige us to teach our students about cultural competency.1 Physician assistant (PA) educators may need to consider the addition of new or revised curricula but must also evaluate and address the cultural effect of what we already teach. The hidden curricula, in particular, how PA educators teach students to assess and document the patient's race, can have an effect on our students' ability to provide equitable and compassionate care across races and cultures. In order to fully address the requirements of the Standards, we must evaluate and address the implicit as well as the explicit curricula.
LeLacheur, S., & Straker, H. (2011). Culture, diversity, race, and the standards: Assessing and addressing the hidden curricula. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 22 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01367895-201122020-00007