Please note that all sessions are at 12 PM Eastern Time
March 4 - Session 1
Bias, shame, stereotype and stigma are pervasive in healthcare, with detrimental effects on the learning environment, student and faculty retention, and the health of our patients and communities. How can educators learn to create diverse, equitable, inclusive content? In this webinar, Dr. Caruso Brown will provide a concrete framework for educators, exploring examples of how to effectively address racism and other forms of bias and structural oppression in medical science education.
March 11 - Session 2
Health science education is undergoing a revolution towards utilizing small group teaching settings to provide students with opportunities to apply basic science principles to clinical cases. These sessions may include traditional problem-based learning, clinical skills groups, case-based applications and other approaches. Inherent in these approaches is the important educational value of individual socialization. In an inclusive learning setting, diversity among students and faculty working together in close proximity heightens and enriches the learning experience. However, the existence of implicit and even explicit bias can sabotage the learning environment by disenfranchising individuals. As medical learners and educators, we have the shared goal of fostering an inclusive learning environment. To that end, this webinar will highlight real-world examples of bias and micro-aggressions that could occur in the small group setting. These examples will not only be demonstrated and discussed, but subsequently followed by constructive strategies faculty and students can use to address bias in the learning environment. Using role play and interactive discussions, this webinar will help equip faculty and students with the tools needed to foster a welcoming, healthy, and productive learning environment.
March 18 - Session 3
In this session, the presenters will review evidence on bias and inequity present in assessment with a focus on clinical learners and the effects of inequitable assessment practices on grades and awards. They will discuss the components of an equitable assessment system and share strategies to minimize bias and promote equity.
March 25 - Session 4
This session aims to describe the current state of diversity in physician assistant, physician and the biomedical PhD workforce; compare programs and initiatives to increase diversity; and identify future opportunities to advance diversity in the health sciences.
April 1 - Session 5
In this webinar, speakers will discuss why graduate health professions programs should address wellness, especially as it aligns with the current focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives. They will provide information on how their individual campuses address student wellness and provide practical examples on how webinar participants can implement ways to engage with students during limited face-to-face interactions.