Tool for Assessing Cultural Competence Training (TACCT)

Publication ID Published Volume
325 July 24, 2006 2


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.

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Lie D. Tool for assessing cultural competence training (TACCT). MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2006;2:325.

Educational Objectives

To be able to increase cultural competency of medical students.


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

Prior Scholarly Dissemination

Two expert panels.


  1. Betancourt, J.R. (2003). Cross-cultural Medical Education: Conceptual Approaches and Frameworks for Evaluation. Acad Med, 78(6), 560-569.
  2. Tervalon, M. (2003). Components of Culture in Health for Medical Students' Education. Acad Med, 78(6), 570-576.
  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.

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