EFD On-demand: Power of the Pen - How You Can Reduce Bias in Your Written Evaluations and Letters of Recommendation (and therefore make the world a better place)

Program Release: October 28, 2020
Expiration Date: October 28, 2021
Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.

FACULTY

Kate E. Cahill, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Rebekah L. Gardner, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sarita S. Warrier, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medical Science
Assistant Dean of Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

OVERVIEW

This session focuses on how medical educators can identify and reduce bias in learner evaluations and letters of recommendation. Participants will review current data on the topic and discuss the implications for learners as the impact of bias may get "amplified" over time. Specific strategies for identifying and eliminating subtle (and not so subtle) problematic language, and creating equity across learners, will be discussed.

This session will demonstrate the application of learning principles and will focus on the Core areas of Evaluation and Effective Feedback & Inclusive Teaching.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for all faculty and residents.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the evidence showing bias in evaluations based on gender and underrepresented-in-medicine status
  2. Identify instances of potential bias in evaluations and letters of recommendation
  3. Apply strategies to reduce unintended differences in evaluations and letters of recommendation for medical students, residents, and faculty

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION AND HOW TO RECEIVE CME CREDIT

There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.

  • Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.
  • View the presentation
  • Complete the quiz with a passing score of 75% or better, the activity evaluation and then receive immediate access to your certificate. 

FACULTY DISCLOSURE

In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.

This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.

Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest

The following speakers and planning committee members* have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:

Kate E. Cahill, MD
Stephanie Catanese, MD
Rebekah L. Gardner, MD
Emily P. Green, PhD, MA*
Jennifer Maloney*
Chelsea Reyes*
Maria Sullivan*
Sarita S. Warrier, MD

DISCLAIMER AND PRIVACY POLICY

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Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
10/28/2020
Course expires: 
10/28/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 

Presenters:

Kate E. Cahill, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Stephanie Catanese, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Rebekah L. Gardner, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Sarita S. Warrier, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medical Science
Assistant Dean of Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Faculty Development Oversight Committee

Emily Green, PhD, MA (Chair)
Director, Faculty Development

Gowri Anandarajah, MD
Professor of Family Medicine (Clinical)

Angela Anderson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)

Erica Chung, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)

Luba Dumenco, MD
Assistant Dean for Medical Education 

Paul George, MD
Associate Dean for Medical Education

Jeffrey Hunt, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Jennifer Jeremiah, MD
Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residencies

Maurice F. Joyce, MD, EdM
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Stacey Lawrence, PhD
Associate Director for STEM Initiatives
Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning 

Jennifer L. Maloney
Continuing Medical Education Coordinator

Christopher Merritt, MD 
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Rory Merritt, MD
Assistant Dean of Medicine, PLME

Joyce Ou, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Steven Rougas, MD, MS
Director, Doctoring Program

Maria Sullivan
Director, Continuing Medical Education

Sarita Warrier, MD, FACP
Assistant Dean for Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.

This activity is approved for 1.0 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

Other Healthcare Providers

 Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 1.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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