Cross Cultural Care

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Cross Cultural Care

Daniele Olveczky, MD
Clyde Lanford Smith, MD

Goals and Achievements
Workshops and events 

Spring 2018
Thursday, January 18th 11:00-12:00PM TMEC 306 - RSVP
Monday, March 26th 9:00-10:00AM TMEC 304 - RSVP 
Thursday, April 26th 9:00-10:00 AM TMEC 330- RSVP
Thursday, May 17th 9:30-10:30AM TMEC 304 - RSVP
Monday, June 4th 11:00-12:00PM TMEC 334 - RSVP

Goals and Achievements:

The specific goals of the interest group include: (1) Integrating educational experiences and teaching on cross-cultural care into all core courses in the existing HMS curriculum where it is reasonable to do so; (2)Ensuring that students are taught by faculty members who are well versed in the concepts, principles, and skills of cross-cultural care; (3) Monitoring the quality of cross-cultural care education provided by HMS to medical students through feedback from students and formal evaluation; (3) Developing educational opportunities for medical students, faculty members, and others in the Harvard medical community to learn about cross-cultural care; (4)Undertaking, presenting and publishing scholarly work on the topic of cross-cultural medical education that fosters Harvard Medical School’s leadership role on these issues nationally. We have a diverse, enthusiastic and experienced group of educators who share a passion for cross cultural care, some have international backgrounds and others work with underserved communities in some professional or volunteer capacity.  

Meeting Minutes and Agenda: 

11/13/2017: Agenda

10/02/2017: Agenda 


05/08/2017: Agenda

03/27/2017: Agenda

01/23/2017: Agenda

03/04/2016: Agenda 

Workshops sponsored by Cross Cultural Care Interest Group:

In Honor of Valentine's Day: Sharing the Love - "Negotiating Racism at the Bedside"


Pre Workshop 

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Post Workshop 

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04/08/2016 05/24/2017 
Doctors, Dreamers, and Muslims - Working toward the highest possible quality healthcare in the current sociopolitical climate 

Diversity as a Quality Indicator in Medical Education

Article 1
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Article 4 


Giving voice to The "Silent" Curriculum: Cultural Sensitivity, Explicit Reflection, and the Role of the Bystander in Medical Education

Article 1: A Silent Curriculum 
Article 2: When a Family Request a White Doctor 
Article 3: Responding To Biased or Offensive Comments 
Article 4: Interrupting Biased and Stereotype Comments 


From Minefields to Learning Opportunities: Managing Sensitive Issues about Culture, Race, Ethnicity, Sexual orientation and Gender Identity in the New Pathways Curriculum


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