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Great professor overall. The class (H105) was very relaxed, more of a thinking-based seminar than anything else. Dr. Alexander was most concerned with getting us to reflect on our own values and to understand how to use our experiences to increase our cultural competency. His tests are reasonable (pay attention to lists and any kind of section titles as he likes to ask questions about them) and his essay assignments are more like self-reflection papers than strictly critiqued essays. I felt like I learned a fair amount about myself and I definitely feel that this class will make me a better doctor. His lectures are long (3 hours) but we usually spent half of it watching some very interesting movies about disparities in healthcare and he always gave us a break. He is an interesting speaker even though he sometimes rambles on a bit. The final project is interesting as you can pick almost any topic you want, and it's not too difficult an assignment.
NB: Although the course does focus on health care you do not need to be going into a medical profession to take this class.