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Heritage College Office of Inclusion – Diversity & Inclusion Training 

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has committed itself to an anti-racist culture and, as such, efforts are moving forward to develop an anti-racist culture. To actualize these goals, the college has required that faculty, staff and students complete diversity, equity and inclusion training in addition to creating an anti-racist curriculum. The Office of Inclusion has developed a course that includes what we believe to be significant material that will provide insightful and transformative education around diversity, equity and inclusion. 

TRAINING DESCRIPTION 

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine course includes live programmatic workshops that provide historical context to power, privilege and oppressions; racism; sexism; homophobia; and other knowledge about marginalized and oppressed groups. The course will discuss implicit bias in health care and provide tools to minimize bias and interrupt “isms” in real time.  

TRAINING OBJECTIVES 

  • Develop theoretical frameworks necessary to practice medicine with an inclusive lens  

  • Gain strategies for engaging diversity and difference in practice 

  • Develop the skills to conduct social and organizational change  

  • Develop an understanding of the significance of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially as it relates to medicine  

LEARNING OUTCOMES  

  • Articulate key constructs (such as race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status) and how their individual and combined effects impact cultural, societal,  organizational and institutional norms. 

  • Analyze your experiences, as well as the experiences of others, in various environments, recognizing how meaning-making can vary by communities with which one affiliates and by personal and collective histories within the larger society.  

  • Apply knowledge to evaluation and assessment of course content, lectures and case studies to ensure anti-racist curriculum and culture.