Cultural Competence Mini-Series: Power, Privilege, Oppression and Self-Awareness

October 3, 2023 to October 12, 2023
Cultural competence is essential to achieving the UCM mission of patient-centered care. The Cultural Competence Course supports the People objective of the UCM Annual Operating Plan “to build a culturally and linguistically competent organization.” Additionally, participants will enhance their skills and knowledge to work more effectively in a multicultural setting. This activity is open to employees of the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division. All course graduates become Cultural Competence Advocates who serve as resources in meetings and their departments. Advocates also have an opportunity to become Cultural Competence Trainers. Cultural Competence Trainers partner with Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity to deliver training in their departments.
This session is part of a series sponsored by the Urban Health Initiative Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. Learn more here!
This session will define power, privilege, and oppression. Participants will learn how our multiple identities may influence our perception of self and others. Self-awareness skills will help learners understand how intersections of these identities impact patients’ healthcare experience and how services are provided.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals at University of Chicago Medicine interested in enhancing their skills and knowledge of working in a multicultural setting.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define power, privilege, and oppression;
  • Discuss how multiple identities may change our perception of self and others;
  • Identify how various identities may impact access to resources and social power.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Occupational Therapist
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Physical Therapist
  • 1.00 Social Work CEU
Event starts: 
10/03/2023 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
10/12/2023 - 10:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Chicago, IL
United States
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact the program manager via email at
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
Veronica Hernandez, MEd
Training Specialist
Urban Health Initiative
Office of Diversity Inclusion and Equity
Joel D. Jackson
Assistant Director, Inclusion & Training
Urban Health Initiative
Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Lisa Sandos
Health Literacy Advancement Manager
Urban Health Initiative
Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Jelena Todic, PhD, MSW
Former Consultant
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the Cultural Competence Course for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.
1 social work continuing education unit is provided for this live activity.
Physical Therapist & Occupational Therapist Credit
The University of Chicago Medical Center is a licensed continuing education provider with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy, license # 216-000030. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 1 continuing education hour for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, OT, or COTA) in Illinois. The University of Chicago Medical Center has not applied to any other state for therapist CE credit. Participants will need to do this individually through their jurisdiction outside of Illinois.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
Registration: This course is only open to University of Chicago affiliates and will be held throughout the year.
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