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ECBP-13.2 Data Details

ECBP-13.2 Increase the inclusion of cultural diversity content in D.O.-granting medical schools

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
Annual Statistical Report on Osteopathic Medical Education; American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
100 (2009)
Not applicable
Target-Setting Method
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Number of COCA accredited medical schools that include the competency in cultural diversity in required courses
Number of COCA accredited medical schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2003-04 Annual Report on Osteopathic Medical Education:


Please supply the number of students receiving instruction during the current academic year in the following topics include in the curriculum during any of the four years of medical school. Indicate the number of students receiving instruction in each of the categories (covered in required courses, covered in elective course, covered in clerkship rotation)

1. Counseling for health promotion and disease prevention

2. Cultural diversity

3. Evaluation of health sciences literature

4. Environmental health

5. Public health systems

6. Global health

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Although the Numerator question is framed to count the number of students, the number of colleges can be derived by counting the number of responses in each of the categories.

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Annual Medical School Questionnaire is fielded annually to all accredited medical schools in the United States that grant the M.D. degree. Overall response rates to the survey are 100%, and the response rate for the question used for this subobjective is typically 100%.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective was moved from the Healthy People 2010 Access to Quality Health Care Chapter. Healthy People 2010 objective 1-7d tracked the proportion of DO-granting medical schools that offer competencies in cultural diversity. Four additional objectives addressing core competencies in DO-granting medical schools, i.e., evaluation of health sciences literature, environmental health, public health systems and global health, have been added to Healthy People 2020.