Teaching & Learning Resources

Finding Our Common Ground

Finding Our Common Ground is a framework for integrating cultural competency throughout the UVM College of Medicine by drawing connections between our stated vision, mission and other guiding principles, developing a common language and understanding of diversity and inclusion as drivers of excellence. While the ongoing  development of cultural competency is essential to effective medical practice, it is also an essential component to being a member of a diverse community, such as the University of Vermont.

AAMC Resources

  • Diversity 3.0 Learning Series
  • The AAMC Diversity Policy and Programs provides a series of online, on-demand video resources on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. The Diversity 3.0 Learning Series includes interviews with  thought leaders and experts, faculty career development webinars, guidance on institutional strategic planning and culture and climate assessment, and presentations on innovative programs at AAMC member  institutions.

Implicit & Unconscious Bias

  • Kirwan Institute Implicit Bias Training Modules - This course will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. That way, even if you’re pressed for time, you can complete the lessons and modules at your convenience.
  • Project Implicit Website
  • Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.  The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a �virtual laboratory� for collecting data on the Internet

Health & Medicine Related Documentaries

  • Worlds Apart
  • The Culture of Emotions
  • Race: The Power of an Illusion
  • Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
  • Audism Unveiled
  • Soul Food Junkies
  • and many more...please inquire with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Cultural Competency

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Women in the Classroom

LGBTQ People in the Classroom

Teaching Accommodations

Inclusion in the Classroom

Non-Traditional Medical Students


Culturegrams are meant to provide short, informative overviews of several of the cultures within our community.