Addressing Health Disparities in Medical Education and Clinical Practice

Irene Blanco, Nevena Barjaktarovic, Cristina M. Gonzalez

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Health and health care disparities are present in every medical specialty, and stem from multiple etiologies. Within health care itself, issues mostly arise within medical providers and across a system with an inequitable distribution of care and resources. One potential way to address disparities is to educate our workforce, to not only know about disparities but to also actively advocate for underresourced and marginalized patients. In this review, the authors describe efforts being conducted in graduate medical education and seek to elucidate some of the curricula currently being developed and implemented in rheumatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-191
Number of pages13
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2020


  • Cultural competency
  • Graduate medical education
  • Health disparities
  • Rheumatology fellowship
  • Underserved populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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