Introduction Few physicians involved in medical education are likely to have had formal training in teaching. One pedagogical method that can enhance relationships, thus improve teaching and learning is the Critical Friends Group (CFG). The CFG is a collegial support team that offers improved understanding of others. Unconditional high regard for team members frames the interactions in the CFG. These teams could be used to reduce bias and enhance intercultural competence among student CFGs and faculty CFGs. [See PDF for complete abstract]
medical education, support, intercultural competence
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Parker, Carol H. EdD; Ligons, Claudette M. PhD; and Poats, Lillian EdD, "The Critical Friends Group: An Innovative Way to Build Intercultural Competence Among Student and Faculty Groups" (2007).
DigitalCommons@The Texas Medical Center, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day Abstracts. Paper 50.