TO BE RESCHEDULED: Medicine, Title IX and Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment - Didactic Lecture & Interactive Workshop

Providence, RI US
May 7, 2020

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. This policy follows the legal requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex – including pregnancy and parental status – in educational programs and activities. 

Research suggests that mistreatment and harassment are prevalent within academic medical settings, including among medical students; with upwards of 55% of students reporting an experienced perceived to be sexual harassment (Baldwin et al., 1991), and 98% of victims identifying as women (Phillips et al., 2019).  One meta-analysis of 57 cross-sectional and cohort studies examining harassment and discrimination in medical school reported that an average of 35 of students reported experiences of sexual harassment during medical training (Fnais et al., 2014).  One study of gender-based discrimination among members of the Association of Women Surgeons documented that 87%, 88% and 91% of respondents reported discrimination in medical school, residence, or practice, respectively (Bruce et al. 2015). These findings highlight the importance of taking steps to prevent experiences of gender-based discrimination and harassment in academic medical centers.  

The workshop will be designed to engage participants with the material through scenarios. Presenters will demonstrate skills for addressing difficulty 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.  This will be achieved using scenarios as well as modeling and active practice of interpersonal skills.

Target Audience

All faculty and residents are welcome to attend these sessions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the ways in which gender-discrimination, harassment and bias manifest in academic medical settings, including in medical education, medical teams, and medical education
  2. Articulate how Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to medical education
  3. 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
  4. Delineate strategies for reducing discrimination, bias and harassment within academic medicine  

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: 
02/07/2020
Course expires: 
05/08/2021
Event starts: 
05/07/2020 - 5:30pm
Event ends: 
05/07/2020 - 7:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 

Introduction

  • Review roles of the presenters
  • Diversity, inclusion and academic medical centers

 

Introduce the Brown University Policy

  • What is Title IX and how does it apply to medical education? 
  • Link to the Brown University Policy 

 

Examples/Scenarios: 

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.  

  • Gender Bias
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment

 

Skills Training: 

Each presenter will model skills that can be utilized to respond to disclosure of bias, discrimination and harassment, address bias, discrimination and harassment when it is witnessed in the learning environment. Content will encourage participants to identify ways that individuals can foster interdisciplinary medical teams in a manner that fosters equity and inclusion.  

  • Responding to disclosure: What is your role as an educator?
  • Bystander intervention skills:  What to say and do when you witness bias or mistreatment
  • Strategies for reducing personal risk for promulgating bias, discrimination or harassment
  1.  

 

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street
Room 275
Providence, RI 02912
United States

Presenters:

Rene Davis
Title IX Program Officer

Lindsay Orchowski, PhD
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Medical School
 

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

Jennifer 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

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.

Other Healthcare Providers: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

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.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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