TABLE 2

Resident Survey Response (N = 114) Highlights in Relation to Race, US Medical School Attendance, International Health, and Domestic Underserved Locations

Survey ResponseWhite (n = 69)Non-White (n = 29)P
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter59 (89)20 (69).03*
  Cultural biases affect care41 (62)14 (50).28
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC35 (53)10 (34).10
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC39 (59)14 (48).33
Attended US medical schoolYes (n = 84)No (n = 15)
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter73 (88)7 (54).01*
  Cultural biases affect care52 (63)4 (33).07
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC43 (52)2 (15).02*
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC49 (59)4 (31).07
International medical experienceYes (n = 50)No (n = 45)
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter38 (76)41 (91).06
  Cultural biases affect care30 (61)25 (56).58
  Strong grasp of sensitive cultural issues27 (54)16 (36).07
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC16 (32)28 (62).003*
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC21 (42)32 (71).004*
Underserved location inside USYes (n = 59)No (n = 35)
 Strongly agree or agree,a n (%)
  Comfort with interpreter45 (76)33 (94).03*
  Cultural biases affect care38 (66)16 (46).06
  Strong grasp of sensitive cultural issues27 (44)16 (46).99
 Strongly disagree or disagree,b n (%)
  Minority-group physician more equipped in CC10 (51)14 (40).31
  Lower-SES physician more equipped in CC34 (58)19 (54).75
  • 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.

  • * Statistical significance.