Medical residents report they lack preparation for caring for an increasingly diverse US population. In response, a variety of curricula have been developed to integrate cultural competency into medical training programs. To date, none of these curricula has specifically addressed members of recently resettled populations. A preliminary assessment was conducted among internal medicine (IM) residents at 1 program (N 5 147). Based on 2 conceptual frameworks and the survey results, a pilot curriculum was developed and integrated into the interns’ ambulatory block education within the general IM track (n 5 9). Overall, respondents reported they thought patient care had improved for recently resettled populations and across their patient panels after exposure to the curriculum. This study demonstrated that an intervention that included didactics and enhanced exposure to a diverse population improved IM interns’ perceptions of care for all patients, including recently settled individuals.
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