Confronting and Reducing Unconscious Bias in Medicine

  1. Unconscious bias is a root cause of healthcare disparities.
  2. This program will help attendees recognize their own unconscious bias and understand how unconscious bias impacts clinical care.
  3. Attendees will develop strategies to reduce the impact of unconscious bias on clinical care. 

Target Audience

This activity in intended for Mass General Brigham advanced care providers and physicians.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize at least one unconscious bias that they have, which is counter to their conscious values.
  2. Describe examples of how unconscious bias negatively influences clinical decision-making.
  3. Describe at least one change that they will make to reduce the influence of unconscious bias in clinical practice.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital & Mass General Brigham

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Sheri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH - Course Director
Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH completed both primary care residency and endocrinology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Burnett-Bowie is an adult endocrinologist and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she is the principal investigator for the SWAN Study, a multi-site, 25-year longitudinal study of women’s health; Associate Director of the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion; and tChair of the MGH Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Board.

Disclosure Summary of Relevant Financial Relationships

The following planners have reported no relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company:

Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH
Aisha James, MD, MEd
Jessica Zeidman, MD

The following speakers have reported no relevant financial relationships an ineligible company:

Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH

This activity is not for credit.


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