TABLE 3

Faculty Survey Response (N = 143) Highlights in Relation to Race, US Medical School Attendance, International Health, and Domestic Underserved Locations

Survey ResponseWhite (n = 109)Non-White (n = 31)
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter103 (97)26 (87).04c
  Cultural biases affect care45 (42)7 (23).06
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC48 (45)15 (50).65
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC63 (59)17 (57).79
Attended US medical schoolYes (n = 128)No (n = 11)
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter120 (94)10 (8).99
  Cultural biases affect care52 (41)0 (0).01c
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC60 (47)3 (30).34
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC74 (58)6 (60).99
International medical experienceYes (n = 65)No (n = 71)
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter61 (94)68 (96).71
  Cultural biases affect care27 (42)24 (34).35
  Strong grasp of sensitive cultural issues32 (50)28 (39).22
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC32 (49)31 (44).52
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC37 (57)42 (59).79
Underserved location inside USYes (n = 75)No (n = 61)
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter72 (96)57 (93).70
  Cultural biases affect care36 (48)15 (25).005c
  Strong grasp of sensitive cultural issues37 (49)23 (38).20
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC34 (45)29 (48).80
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC41 (55)38 (62).37
  • Denominator varies because of missing data.

  • a Likert scale: 1 = strongly agree, 5 = strongly disagree, dichotomized at strongly agree or agree.

  • b Likert scale: 1 = strongly agree, 5 = strongly disagree, dichotomized at strongly disagree or disagree.

  • c Statistical significance.