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Unconcious Bias in Medicine

Friday, December 15, 2017 to Saturday, May 23, 2020
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Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford University School of Medicine


This CME activity provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace. Existing research on unconscious bias will provide a science-based view of this seemingly non-science topic. Case studies with examples of unconscious bias, self-assessment opportunities, and exploring bias busting strategies will enable learners to understand how to bring the content into their own unique environments.


This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians from all specialties as well as other Health Care Professionals.


  • Release Date: May 23, 2017
  • Expiration Date: May 23, 2020
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 Hour
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.00
  • Registration Fee: FREE

To Obtain CME Credits

  • Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
  • Complete the CME Post-test, CME Assessment Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
  • You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
  • Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
  • Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • * Participation in content marked Optional is not certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the effects of unconscious bias in everyday interactions with patients, students, colleagues, and team members.
  • Apply specific “bias-busting” techniques that can be used in the medical and academic environment.
  • Identify where personal unconscious biases may reside across gender, race/ethnicity, and/or cultural attributes in the workplace.
  • Develop strategies to correct personal unconscious biases in daily interactions.

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