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)
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.
All faculty and residents are welcome to attend these sessions.
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
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
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.
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.
- 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 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.
- 1.50 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.