Cultural competence, a topic often overlooked is becoming more and more prevalent in our increasingly diverse society. To effectively and efficiently deliver healthcare, it is important to be not only technically skilled but also personable and sensitive to individual feelings and beliefs.
Global Medicine students studying cultural competence gain knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews and learn how to properly understand and express cultural differences. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures, thereby increasing the quality and clarity of healthcare delivery worldwide.

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