In order to understand cultural competency, we should first come to some agreement on a definition. Unfortunately, there is no single, easy to express, definition. It is of primary importance to realize that the scope of cultural competency is vast and its application not universal. You are not going to be able to attend a lecture, read this blog post, some scholarly articles, and then declare yourself to be culturally competent. All of these things are, however, good starting points to understanding what cultural competency is. Are you interested in understanding the differences between cultural competence and cultural humility and how they apply to your research? Dr. Sylk Sotto discussed the importance of and need for culturally competent researchers and health professionals.