Unconscious Bias in Medicine (CME)
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.
Who Should Enroll
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians from all specialties as well as other Health Care Professionals.
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.