EFD On-demand: Medicine, Title IX and Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
Program Release: July 14, 2020
Expiration Date: July 14, 2021
Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.
Diversity and inclusion initiatives and Brown University aim to sustain and advance an inclusive community of scholars on campus and throughout the community. Towards this end, Brown University’s policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Relationship and Interpersonal Violence and Stalking Policy makes it the responsibility of all members of the Brown University community to foster an environment free from prohibited conduct.
The on-demand course is designed to engage participants with the material through scenarios. Presenters will demonstrate skills for addressing difficult situations (i.e., responding to disclosure of harassment, acting as a bystander when witnessing bias), and apply the Brown University policy to real-world situations in academic medical settings.
All faculty and residents are welcome to complete this course.
After participating in this course, participants should be better able to:
- Review the ways in which gender-discrimination, harassment and bias manifest in academic medical settings, including in medical teams, and medical education.
- Articulate how Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to medical education.
- State how Brown University’s policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Relationship and Interpersonal Violence and Stalking Policy applies to working in an academic medical setting, including interactions with medical students, residents, and medical school faculty and staff.
- Delineate strategies for reducing discrimination, bias and harassment within academic medicine.
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 CME presentation
- Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a certificate.
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.
Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.
Introduce the Brown University Policy
Drawing from situations pertinent to academic medical centers, medical education, in smaller groups participants will review scenarios pertaining to gender bias, discrimination and harassment to identify environmental factors that contribute to the experience of bias, discrimination or harassment. Participants will be guided to identify factors in the medical school environment that need to change to prevent the experience from recurring.
Title IX Program Officer
Office of Institutional Diversity, Brown University
Lindsay Orchowski, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Faculty Development Oversight Group
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
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.
- 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 APAThe 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 AttendanceParticipants 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.