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Healthcare Disparities & Cultural Competencies

APDR Healthcare Disparities Curriculum

This curriculum was developed through the 2020 Jerome Arndt Grant, awarded to Carolyn M. DeBenedectis, MD, Nolan J. Kagetsu, MD, and Priscilla J. Slanetz, MD, MPH.


The goal of this sustainable, accessible curriculum is to provide radiologists and trainees with educational tools so that they can better understand and address health care disparities.  In addition, the curriculum provides information on cultural competency with the goal of making radiology a more welcoming place for all patients and healthcare team members.  The curriculum is designed to be presented to trainees over the course of 1 year.  The minimum curriculum requirements are necessary to satisfy curriculum completion.  Reach activities are also included for programs or individuals who would like to pursue more in-depth knowledge of certain topics.   Programs enrolled in this study are required to complete the “minimum” requirements. 

Read a publication on this project, APDR Healthcare Disparities Curriculum Pilot: Helping Trainees Meet More Than a Milestone here.

Curriculum Instructions:

Four in person sessions are required over 1 year to complete the minimum curriculum. The educational modules should be presented in the order below.

Click here to download the curriculum instructions.


Introduction to Health Care Disparities
Types of Health Care Disparities in Radiology
Action to Address Disparities in Radiology
Cultural Competency