PA Program DEI Inventory

(Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Topics in the Curriculum)

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Program Orientation

  • Presentation/discussion of this inventory
  • Intro to the Graduate School's THRIVE program

Semester 1 (Fall)

PA 510 – Physical Diagnosis I:

  • Medical Interpreter Training
  • Sexual Minority Health Learning Modules: Introduction to LGBT+ Terminology, Implicit Bias, & Inclusivity in Clinical Practice
  • SBIRT Training
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Empathy in the Medical Interview

PA 540 – The PA Profession:

PA 551 – Medical Biostatistics:

  • History of medical students & development of the Institutional Review Board

Semester 2 (Spring)

PA 551 – Medical Biostatistics:

  • History of medical students & development of the Institutional Review Board

Semester 3 (Summer)

PA 511 – Physical Diagnosis II:

PA 624 – Behavioral Medicine:

  • LGBT+ Terminology Overview/Human Sexuality

PA 659 – Healthcare Environment:

  • Access to Healthcare Lecture/Discussion

Semester 4 (Fall)

PA 623 – Pediatric Medicine:

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation & Common Diagnoses Workshop
  • Pediatric Social Determinants of Disease

Clinical Phase

IPE Case Study Event

Clinical Phase Orientation:

  • Bedside manner and approach to patients lecture

PA 625 – Health Promotion & Disease Prevention:

  • Socioeconomics & obesity lecture
  • Defining what is important for patients (culture, race, religion) lecture

PA 643 – Values and Ethics in Medicine:

  • Cultural competency lecture
  • Trust lecture
  • Language barriers and implicit bias lecture