Title

Culture, diversity, race, and the standards: Assessing and addressing the hidden curricula

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Journal

Journal of Physician Assistant Education

Volume

22

Issue

2

DOI

10.1097/01367895-201122020-00007

Abstract

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.

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