Culturally competent in medical education (C2ME)

The purpose of the project was to develop a policy for the implementation of cultural competence (CC) in the education of teachers at the medical school and the pedagogical leaders as well as to incorporate CC in the curriculum. C2ME was divided into six work packages and had 13 partners from 12 countries (12 EU + 1 US) and Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam was the coordinating partner.      

MESU was responsible for WP3, whose main objective was to develop a set of “design principles”, which can be used by key stakeholders (heads of educational departments, curriculum developers, deans) in connection with the implementation of CC in the curriculum at the medical schools. To achieve this objective MESU developed a questionnaire to assess possible gaps and redundancies in the policies to implement CC in the curriculum of Medical programmes. Subsequently, this questionnaire was used by all partners to make an assessment of the possibility for the implementation of CC in the curriculum at the universities involved. Based on data from the questionnaire the “design principles” was developed.

The project was conducted in the period of October 1st 2013 to September 30th 2015.