Cultural Humility Microcredential

In an increasingly diverse world, and as racial justice and equity come to the forefront in American society, successful health care professionals must be culturally competent and understand how to practice cultural humility in order to reduce health disparities and increase equity for positive patient outcomes.

The MBKU Cultural Humility Micro-Credential is designed for students who want to develop their capacity to understand and address their own cultural knowledge and biases. Students progress through a self-paced series of events and self-guided activities including seminars, workshops, videos, self-reflection, and experiential learning opportunities. These activities are intended to better prepare students to transition into their professional field with a foundational level of cultural humility, upon which they will be able to grow throughout their careers.

The Cultural Humility Micro-Credential is open to any interested MBKU student. Since this program is mostly self-guided, each student experience will vary, but this program is intended to take 20-25 hours over the course of 2 years. Students who fulfill the program requirements are awarded a certificate of completion and lapel pin to wear on their White Coat.

Students who complete the Cultural Humility Micro-Credential:

  1. Differentiate between cultural competency and cultural humility.
  2. Assess their own cultural knowledge and bias.
  3. Interpret the inter-cultural behaviors of a social or professional setting.
  4. Participate in, and reflect upon, a culturally foreign setting.
  5. Construct an action plan for continued development of their cultural humility.


There is no formal application process for this program - students may join the program at any time. To be eligible to participate, students must be in good academic standing with a "Pass" standing or GPA of 2.75 or higher. All requirements are submitted through the Moodle course.

Interested students may begin completing requirements at any time. Email for enrollment in the Moodle course, which is used to submit and track requirements. All assignments must be completed at least 8 weeks prior to the student’s commencement ceremony.