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Resident Orientation: A Time to Foster Cultural Competency

Lappen, Justin R. MD; Talati, Asha MD; Wieczorek, Martin MD; Cossler, Nancy MD

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000135
Contents: Personal Perspectives

Orientation represents the optimal time to introduce first-year residents to the patients and community for whom they will care and serve, providing a platform for developing cultural competency.

Department of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Corresponding author: Justin R. Lappen, MD, Department of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, MAC 5034, Cleveland, OH 44106; e-mail: justin.lappen@uhhospitals.org.

Financial Disclosure The authors did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2014 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.