Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)

Publication ID Published Volume
325 July 24, 2006 2

Abstract

For measuring teaching and learning of cultural competence in the undergraduate medical school curriculum, TACCT materials includes the TACCT surveys, directions for administering, background material, two bibliographies--alpha and categorical, and a new Resource Guide of Web resources for use after administration of the TACCT. Cultural competence should be infused throughout the medical school curriculum; the TACCT will help users with the appropriate domains and areas of cultural competence.

Editor’s Note
An updated version of this publication is available at www.mededportal.org/publication/3185.

Citation

Lie D. Tool for assessing cultural competence training (TACCT). MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2006;2:325. http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.325

Educational Objectives

To be able to increase cultural competency of medical students.

Keywords

  • Minority, TACCT, Ethnic Groups, Race Relations, Educational Measurement, Health Equity Research

Prior Scholarly Dissemination

Two expert panels.

References

  1. Betancourt, J.R. (2003). Cross-cultural Medical Education: Conceptual Approaches and Frameworks for Evaluation. Acad Med, 78(6), 560-569. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00001888-200306000-00004
  2. Tervalon, M. (2003). Components of Culture in Health for Medical Students' Education. Acad Med, 78(6), 570-576. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00001888-200306000-00005
  3. Kagawa-Singer, M. Kassim-Lakha, S. (2003). A Strategy to Reduce Cross-cultural Miscommunication and Increase the Likelihood of Improving Health Outcomes. Acad Med, 78(6), 577-587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00001888-200306000-00006

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