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- Creating accessible materials Guidelines to follow to ensure your course materials are accessible and perceptible by all individuals, regardless of perception differences (e.g. differences in seeing, hearing, and reading information). (Dartmouth University)
- Guidelines for faculty who work with students with disabilities A series of videos that outline best practices for faculty who teach students with psychological, learning, or physical disabilities, and how to provide students proper accommodations (Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education)
- “Lived experiences of learners and physicians with disabilities“ Publication that deeply analyzes the current integration of disability in medical education. (pdf download; AAMC)
- “Teaching about disability: Involving patients with disabilities as medical educators” Article discussing Tufts Medical School’s students’ experience with the disability curriculum.
- “Reflections on diversity and inclusion in medical education” Commentary article discussing the importance in admitting students with physical disabilities to foster inclusivity and diversity in medical schools. (pdf download; Vanderbilt University)
- Developmental disabilities (BU login required) A self-directed learning slide presentation designed to help readers understand the relationship between developmental disorders and intellectual disabilities. Originally designed to inform clinical practice in pediatrics. (by Jill Pandiscio, MD, BUSM 2020)
- Disability advocacy and the law: Theory, practice and real world challenges and actions Course offered through Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation.
- Advocacy and disabilities webinar Features autobiographical stories by BU faculty of their paths to advocacy, and examples of advocacy. (BU School of Theology)
Gender & Sexual Orientation (LGBTQIA+)
- Foundational concepts and affirming terminology Two page summary of gender terminology. (pdf download; Harvard Medical School)
- Explaining the difference between sex and gender The Genderbread person/Gender unicorn a popular downloadable infographic that illustrates four main concepts: gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, physical and sexual attraction. (Trans Student Educational Resources)
- National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center Highly recommended resource. Extensive free educational programs and resources on a variety of topics related to LGBTQIA+ health, healthcare, and education. Many trainings eligible for CME credit. (The Fenway Institute)
- “What LGBTQ students want from their faculty” Video. University of Pennsylvania students who identify as LGBTQ+ discuss what they need from their faculty in order to have an inclusive learning environment.
- Gender & Sexual Diversity Vertical Integration Group BUSM faculty and medical students assessed the 4-year BUSM curriculum on gender and sexuality in medicine. Includes the final report and recommendations by the group.
- Updating presentations Video. Highly recommended resource on refining presentations for medical students and residents to ensure inclusivity. (Brown Alpert School of Medicine)
- Updating curricular materials Practical guides for updating medical school curricular materials for inclusivity. (Brown Alpert School of Medicine)
- Update language Glossary for Cultural Transformation. Collaboration between BUSM, BUMG and BMC to create a living glossary of inclusive terminology and language for didactic materials and daily conversation.
- Advancing health equity: Guide to language, narrative and concepts Thorough guide for inclusive language and framing. (pdf; American Medical Association)
- Diversity & inclusion toolkit resources Multiple professional development workshop presentations and toolkit resources addressing topics such as power, privilege, and microaggressions. (American Association of Medical Colleges)
- “How to help students feel a sense of belonging during the pandemic” This article touches on the importance of connecting with students, especially from historically marginalized and stigmatized groups, to promote students’ sense of belonging. (Berkeley Greater Good magazine)
Race and Racism
- Anti-racism in medicine collection Practice-based, peer-reviewed resources to teach anti-racist knowledge and clinical skills. (MedEd Portal)
- Black and Brown Skin A handbook of clinical signs in Black and Brown skin
- Brown Skin Matters Dermatological conditions on non-white skin
- VisualDx (BU login required) Search tool for medical conditions with all skin types. Dermatological conditions show a variety of skin colors.
- Anti-racism suggested resources Books, articles, teaching resources, podcasts, microaggressions, bystander training, etc. (Brown Alpert School of Medicine)
- BU Center for Antiracist Research Collaborative research and education effort across multiple disciplines; Includes a national online database of racial inequalities, evidence-based anti-racist policies, and local and national events.
- Health and Native American experiences Extensive collection of resources including reports, fact sheets, infographics and multimedia
- “How Medical Education Is Missing the Bull’s-eye” Recent (2020) perspective on race and medical education. (New England Journal of Medicine)
- “Hidden in plain sight — Reconsidering the use of race correction in clinical algorithms“ → Reconsidering race-adjusted algorithms in clinical medicine to avoid perpetuating inequities. (New England Journal of Medicine)
- Resources to address anti-Asian bias Tools to combat anti-Asian racism (University of Illinois)
- Racism in Medicine Vertical Integration Group BUSM faculty and medical students assessed the 4-year BUSM curriculum for topics related to race and racism in medicine. Includes the final report and recommendations by the group.
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