Today, every American medical school teaches cross-cultural medicine. Several states have changed their physician licensing laws to require additional course work in cross-cultural medicine. Despite these developments, over 60% of American physicians have never had any formal training in cross-cultural medicine, and many physicians feel less than fully confident of their ability to treat culturally and linguistically diverse patients.
Whether you are experienced or inexperienced in this field, you can expect to increase your knowledge and skills by taking our e-learning courses. Created by leading physicians, our highly interactive elearning courses provide an interdisciplinary approach (medical, legal, cross-cultural) to cross-cultural healthcare through in-depth patient case studies.
In particular, physicians will:
- Improve the quality and safety of care provided to culturally and linguistically diverse patients
- Identify and treat diseases of foreign origin and distinguish these diseases from domestic diseases with similar characteristics
- Improve patient satisfaction and adherence
- Improve patient trust, rapport and communication
- Avoid unwanted litigation through proven risk management techniques
- Increase market share in racial, ethnic and historically underserved markets
- Minimize unnecessary tests and hospital readmissions due to language barriers
- Receive accredited CME credits
Physicians receive expert, evidence-based clinical instruction that they can apply immediately. For example, after completing our “Language Access and the Law” course, 92 percent of providers said that the information contained in the course would help them improve patient care.
Elearning courses for physicians include:
Language Access and the Law: Caring for the Limited English Proficient Patient
CME Credit: 2.25 hours of AMA Category 1 credits
Understand the business, medical and legal reasons for providing language access services. Solve a comprehensive patient case study that includes medical, legal and cross-cultural patient care issues. Learn more.
Viewpoints: Clinical Competence in a Globally Mobile World
CME Credit: 6.0 hours of AMA Category 1 credits
Solve six fascinating patient case studies involving globally mobile patients by learning how to build cross-cultural trust and improve provider-patient communication. Learn how to distinguish conditions of foreign origin from commonly seen conditions with the same symptoms here in the U.S. Learn more.