ExpiresApril 1, 2021
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
In this module, we invite you to envision difference and diversity as resources for improving patient care. We delineate skills that can bridge differences and lower the anxiety that accompanies straying outside your cultural “comfort zone.”
Self-assessment questions tailored to each specific module topic are required upon module completion. Multiple choice questions required; open-ended discussion questions are optional.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Describe how cultural differences affect patient-clinician relationships.
Demonstrate skills of curiosity, empathy, and respect in cross-cultural encounters.
Demonstrate skills of "empathic, curious confrontation" and "respectful explanation" in management of uncomfortable cross-cultural encounters.
Reflect on your own cultural influences and explore how they affect medical interviewing.
Online, Communication, Videos, Evidence-Based, Patient-Centered, Professionalism, Interpersonal Skills, Medical Knowledge, Brain Injury, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Development, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Sports, Pain Medicine
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Efficiencies in Medical Practice
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Communication Skills, Assessment, Quality Improvement, Professionalism, Physician-Patient Relationship