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Welcome to the University of Washington School of Medicine's Center for Cultural Proficiency in Medical Education!


CC-PRiME Detail Website

The Center for Cultural Proficiency of Medical Education (CC-PriME) was developed at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SoM) with the vision of serving as a regional educational resource on cultural competency and diversity for the SoM and its affiliates in the WWAMI region, and provide educational materials, databases, and continuing medical education. The mission of CC-PriME is to:

  • Create a teaching environment that is sensitive to and integrates into the undergraduate medical education curricula and graduate medical education training the knowledge of the cultural barriers that contribute to health care disparities
  • Provide the learner with the skills necessary to provide quality care in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner.
  • Enhance the ability of all physicians in training and faculty to address racial/ethnic disparities in among the diverse population groups in the Pacific Northwest region.
  • Become a culturally proficient institution that can develop culturally competent approaches, or "best practices", to eliminate these disparities and serve as a regional educational resource on cultural competency to all community physicians in the region.
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Continuing Nursing Education