Cultural Resources for Health Professionals


Because of COVID-19, first-year med students were taken outside to the courtyard to be sorted, Harry Potter style, into groups with whom they will learn and grow with over their years at JABSOM. Paula Bender photos.

There is no lack of cultural competency efforts throughout the school; however, in Fall 2007, preliminary inquiries with various departments, offices, programs, and individuals revealed that documentation of cultural competency efforts were not readily available from a "centralized" source. We initiated this project in Spring 2008 to summarize JABSOM's cultural "competency" initiatives and programs into a centralized resource guide in order to increase communication and collaboration among JABSOM departments, offices, programs, and individuals.

Following is a list of departments and/or programs who have updated/shared their cultural competency efforts with us. We have provided contact persons and information.

Communication Sciences and Speech Disorders Family Medicine and Community Health Geriatric Medicine
Medical Technology Native Hawaiian Health Office of Global Health and Medicine
Office of Medical Education Psychiatry Quantitative Health Sciences
SimTiki Simulation Center Surgery Tropical Medicine, Microbiology, & Pharmacology


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