Submission ID 78065

Code P58
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Category Medical Education
Type Poster
Will the presenter be a: Fellow
Title Paediatric Clerkship Curriculum Review Through an Edi Lens
Background/Purpose Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) has been an emerging focus of medical education, including at The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (Academic Strategic Plan 2018-2023). Though the Paediatric clerkship curriculum at the University of Toronto has been revised annually, it has not previously been reviewed through an EDI lens. To review and revise the language and content in the Paediatric clerkship curriculum to promote health equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Methods A team of paediatricians and trainees from all levels conducted systematic curriculum review using four evidence-based resources, two of which were developed specifically for medical education. These resources provided guidance on choosing inclusive language that promotes health equity, and on revising teaching cases to improve the delivery of critical concepts related to culture, race, and structural inequity. The team met monthly to share their progress and discuss concerns and questions.
Results We have reviewed approximately 65% of the curriculum; and identified 21 items requiring revision. Of the 21 items, 13 (62%) were content related, and 8 (38%) were language related; 14 (67%) were related to Racial/Ethnic/Culture Identities, 5 (24%) were related to Sex/Gender/Pronouns, and 1 (5%) was related to Pregnancy & Family.
Discussion An understanding of EDI principles is essential among health-care providers, and should be integrated in the medical school curriculum. Periodic review of clerkship curriculum from an EDI perspective is important and necessary. Systematic curricular review and revision using existing literature is feasible and does not require special expertise.
Keyword 1 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Authors Jackie Lui
Kimberly Young
Angela Punnett
Abbey Rokeby
Hosanna Au
Jackie Lui

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