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Unconscious Bias Training for the Health Professions

At academic medical centers, unconscious biases can compromise diversity and inclusion efforts in admissions, curriculum development, counselling, and faculty advising, among other functions. By learning how to identify and confront unconscious bias in yourself and others, it is possible to mitigate the impact and promote respect for all groups. The AAMC has partnered with Cook Ross, Inc., a leading consulting firm in the country, to create the training in the science behind unconscious bias to help academic medical staff and faculty mitigate these disparities across the medical education continuum. The following trainings are available in 2017:

Unconscious Bias Train-the-Trainer Program for the Health Professions

This evidence‐based, intensive and dynamic 4-day course provides a hands-on experience that prepares you to deliver an unconscious bias workshop. This unique professional development opportunity is aimed at leaders in academic medicine and other professionals in healthcare and biomedical research who are looking to integrate unconscious bias learning opportunities into their organizations.

Beginning with a highly experiential unconscious bias workshop, participants will be empowered to deliver a two-hour course to employees of their organizations. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of unconscious bias and how to facilitate conversations around how unconscious biases develop, influence perceptions and decision making, and impact institutional diversity and inclusion efforts.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Washington, DC
March 12-15, 2019

Click here for registration information.

For questions, please contact Angela Moses, amoses@aamc.org, 202-862-6203.

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Interview on Unconscious Bias with Howard Ross

In this 30-minute video, AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc A. Nivet Ed.D. interviews Howard Ross, founder & chief learning officer of Cook Ross and author of Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance. Dr. Nivet and Mr. Ross explore how and why diversity efforts plateau at institutions, what role unconscious bias plays in these situations, and discuss how to mitigate unconscious bias to increase the success of diversity initiatives.


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Question and answer call with Howard Ross about the Unconscious Bias Learning Lab


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