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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We are all vulnerable to bias, the influence of stereotypes and behaving in ways contrary to our beliefs and best intentions. Faculty and preceptors need to be intentional and deliberate when addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. These resources barely scratch the surface but provide a place to start.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
Take 5: Reducing Unconscious Bias Writing Letters of Recommendation
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This chapter offers an evidence‐based approach for training faculty educators in the health professions that includes raising awareness of inequities, facilitating self‐reflection about identity, and building skills through applied improvisational techniques to act when bias or microaggressions occur.
Author(s): Donald L. Gillian‐Daniel Elizabeth M. Petty Megan E. Schmid Anne Stahr Nancy C. Raymond
Take a few tests to learn about your own unconscious associations. Project Implicit integrates a range of Implicit Association Tests (IATs) to measure the strength of associations and consolidate information about attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science.
This 6 session series explores themes related to the following list with readings, journaling reflections, short videos and activities. Foundations: Introductions, definitions, history; Identity, power and oppression; Implicit bias and microaggressions; Communicating about race; and Movement and Action.
Sponsor(s): SMPH Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
“Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.” Presented at TEDGlobal 2009