In 2006, a 67-item curriculum needs-assessment tool named Tool for the Assessment of Cultural Competency Training (TACCT), containing 5 domains of learning specified for cultural competency training, was published on MedEdPORTAL. Since then, seven U.S. schools have shortened and validated the tool for curriculum assessment and evaluation. The revised tool now contains common domains found to be least covered in the curricula, consists of 42 instead of 67 learning objectives, and contains 6 rather than 5 domains. It is more user-friendly than the 67-item TACCT and can be used for longitudinal assessment of newly introduced or revised cultural competency curricula rather than simply for needs assessment. This revised tool is generic in its learning objectives and applies to different disciplines of health professions education. It is also suitable for faculty development, documentation of meeting accreditation standards, and for guiding the introduction of new curricula. The tool can be used by administrators to assess compliance with learning objectives identified for cultural competency training, or for faculty development and tracking ongoing curricula. Some initial training is needed for those not familiar with the learning objectives. Using this tool for faculty development is recommended for those using it for the first time. The revised TACCT has been disseminated at national conferences and has been used by medical schools for faculty development, curriculum design, and curriculum evaluation.
- Identify key curricular areas for teaching and learning in cultural competence training.
- List learning objectives in the knowledge, skill, and attitude domains for the teaching of cultural competence in health professions education.
- Assess learner knowledge, skills, and attitudes in cultural competency.
This research was supported by National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, K07 awards, and the AAMC California Endowment CCE (cultural competency education) Award.
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Poster presented at: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Predoctoral Meeting; January 2007; Memphis, TN.
Panelist and speaker at: Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions (FASHP) Cultural Competence Institute Conference; January 18-21, 2007; Lansdowne, VA.
Poster presented at: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine National Meeting; April 2007; Chicago, IL,
RIME poster presented at: American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting; November 4, 2007; Washington, DC
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