Winter 2013: Cultural Competency
Nina Davuluri's victory earlier this year, as the first Indian-American winner of the Miss America pageant, was met by a backlash from some pageant followers who faulted the judges for favoring a contestant they (the followers) perceived as insufficiently American. Ms. Davuluri has chosen Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency as the theme for her reign.
Our topic this month is also cultural competency. In the past, our schools often focused their efforts in this arena on teaching about race and ethnicity, but the dental education community is coming to understand that our definition of culture must be expanded to include other dimensions of diversity. Learn more