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Health Equity: A Toolkit for Medical Educators


In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic

Disparities in Health Care, which provided evidence that racial and ethnic minorities receive lower

quality healthcare. Two associated factors were social determinants of health and unconscious bias. The

LCME and ACGME have mandated educational curricula that educate future physicians in providing

culturally relevant care and promoting healthy equity.

Workshop Agenda: In this interactive workshop, the learners will identify social determinants of health

through case-base learning. They willl take an implicit aptitude test (IAT) to understand unconscious

bias. They will be given tools so they can adapt the workshop in their own institution.

Interactive Component: Participants will: 1. Be introduced to the diversity toolkit for medical educators

(10 min). 2. Separate into small groups to review cases and identify examples of social determinants of

health and unconscious bias in the cases (20 min). 3. Report back findings to group and create list of

social determinants of health and biases (15 min). 4. Participate in an IAT (10 min). 5. Discuss results (10

min). 6. Review applications and lessons learned. (10 min).

Take Home Product:

Participants will take home a facilitators guide on how to run the case-based workshop to help learners

identify social determinants of health and unconscious bias.


unconscious bias, social determinants of health, health equity

Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2019, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Residency Director, Patient Care, Professionalism, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, GME, UME, Lecture, Problem-Based Learning, Public Health, Advocacy, General Ob-Gyn,

General Information

Faculty,Clerkship Director,Residency Director,
Patient Care,Professionalism,Interpersonal & Communication Skills,
Lecture,Problem-Based Learning,Public Health,Advocacy,
Clinical Focus
General Ob-Gyn,

Author Information

Monica Mendiola, MD, Cat Dieffenbach MD, Hope Ricciotti, MD

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