A published version of our curriculum and facilitator’s manual is available here:
Neff J, Holmes S, Knight K, et al. Structural Competency: Curriculum for Medical Students, Residents, and Interprofessional Teams on the Structural Factors That Produce Health Disparities. MedEdPORTAL. 2020;(16). doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10888
A list of articles about structural competency is available here.
Updated bibliographies on racism, medicine and health are available here.
Introductory Readings on Structural Competency
Metzl, J. M., & Hansen, H. (2014). Structural competency: Theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality. Social Science & Medicine, 103, 126–133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.06.032
Bourgois P, Holmes SM, Sue K, Quesada J. 2017. “Structural Vulnerability: Operationalizing the Concept to Address Health Disparities in Clinical Care.” Academic Medicine. 92(3):299-307.
NEJM “Case studies in social medicine” series.
Metzl, Jonathan M. 2010. The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease. Beacon Press.
Metzl, Jonathan and Dorothy Roberts. 2014. “Structural Competency Meets Structural Racism: Race, Politics, and the Structure of Medical Knowledge.” The Virtual Mentor. P. 674-684.
Holmes, Seth M. 2013. Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. University of California Press.