3/23/20: 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)

Providence, RI US
March 23, 2020

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

All faculty and residents are welcome to attend these sessions.

Learning Objectives

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

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 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.
  • 1.50 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.
  • 1.50 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: 
07/30/2019
Course expires: 
08/01/2020
Event starts: 
03/23/2020 - 5:30pm
Event ends: 
03/23/2020 - 7:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 
Rating: 
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Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Room 275
Providence, RI 02912
United States

Presenter:

Rebekah L. Gardner, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
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)

Michele Cyr, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Luba Dumenco, MD
Assistant Dean for Medical Education

Paul George, MD
Associate Dean for Medical Education

Andrea Goldstein, MPA
Continuing Medical Education Coordinator

Jeffrey Hunt, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Jennifer Jeremiah, MD
Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residencies

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

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

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

Credit Designation
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 1.5 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 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.
  • 1.50 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.
  • 1.50 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.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/30/2019
Course expires: 
08/01/2020

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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