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Opinions of medical practitioners completing a certificate in medical education with regard to �??culture�?? in the undergraduate medical training: a pilot project

Simon Dein

This study aimed to establish what and how British medical students should be taught about cultural aspects of medicine in the undergraduate medical curriculum. Twenty-four doctors attending for a Certificate in Medical Education in the UK were asked to complete a questionnaire by email. The response rate was 50%. The Delphi technique was used to obtain consensus. Cultural presentation of illness and cultural aspects of the doctor–patient relationship were ranked as being the most important themes for students to be taught. Problem-based learning and peer tutoring were considered the most appropriate ways of teaching cultural themes. There was little discussion of self-reflexivity and issues of racism in medical education.