Updated September 2022

CREOG Health Equity Curriculum

In today’s complex world of medicine, it is becoming increasingly important for physicians to understand the impact of societal and behavioral factors on the health outcomes of their patients. The CREOG Education Committee has developed this curriculum on health equity to help to prepare residents to better understand their patients’ health concerns and to develop partnerships to improve their health outcomes. This curriculum covers a broad array of topics including:

  • Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Disparities
  • Review of the Medical Literature on Health Disparities and Health Care Disparities in Ob-Gyn
  • The Impact of Bias on the Care of our Patients
  • A Practicum on Assessing Health Disparities in your Own Patient Populations

The curriculum is designed to provide an informational core on the topic from which to launch small group discussions and projects that may be adapted to the unique environments of each program. Each section focuses on a core topic and may be used as a stand-alone session. However, there is much overlap between topics and program directors are encouraged to customize the number of sessions, length, content and group activities to accommodate their own needs.

The ultimate goal of this curriculum is to assure that all residents have an understanding of the societal and behavioral forces that contribute to the health outcomes of their patients and the unique role that they play as physicians in advocating for their patients’ needs. This knowledge will prepare them to identify and address the unique needs of their own patient populations and to work with them to achieve health equity for all.

Plus watch the video below from Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOG, Anisha Mahat, BA, and Miriam Toaff, MD, on the Intersectionality of Race/Ethnicity and Sexuality in Obstetrics and Gynecology Education.


Camille A. Clare, MD, MPH, CPE, FACOG, Anisha Mahat, BA, and Miriam Toaff, MD, for acknowledgement of the creation, presentation, and approval of final content.


Additional Health Equity Resources

Related Topic: Population Health


Population Health

The Importance of Population Health in Obstetrics and Gynecology Training