Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center
303 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

October 8,  2021
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Friday, October 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
“She Should Smile More”: Gender Bias in Medical Education Assessment

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10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Gray Seminar Room

“She Should Smile More”: Gender Bias in Medical Education Assessment

This workshop will focus on recognizing, reducing, and reframing gender biases.
Recognizing bias: Participants will take an online Implicit Association Test. We will discuss people’s reactions to the test/their results. We will discuss how to use the IAT to raise awareness of identity biases.
Reducing bias: Participants will be placed into small groups. Written comments will be provided for groups to discuss whether they contain gendered language or bias. Groups will rewrite comments to neutralize bias. We will then explore the exercise as a large group.
Reframing bias: A video will be shown of a committee evaluation where a faculty member makes a biased comment about a trainee. Attendees will then pair off and practice statements they might make to address the faculty member. After the role playing, the large group will discuss what phrases worked. Examples of possible scripts to use will be provided to attendees.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:
  1. Participants will increase their understanding of how bias might present in health care educational assessments.
  2. Participants will take the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to identify gender biases they may hold.
  3. Participants will then dissect written comments from student assessments and decide whether they contain evidence of gender bias.
  4. Participants will role-play effective responses to biased comments to prepare them for encountering bias in the workplace and specifically in educational assessments.
Please note: It is recommended you bring a laptop if you wish to participate in the IAT

avatar for Anisha Kshetrapal, MD, MSEd

Anisha Kshetrapal, MD, MSEd

Fellow, Attending, Faculty, Instructor, Staff, Pediatric emergency medicine
I am a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Lurie Children's and the inaugural simulation fellow through the hospital's simulation center, kidSTAR. My interests lie in simulation-based team training, mechanisms of entrustment, workplace communication, and assessment.

Kirsten V. Loftus, MD, MEd

Faculty, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
avatar for Karen Mangold, MD, MEd

Karen Mangold, MD, MEd

Faculty, Pediatrics
BioI completed my fellowship at Children's Memorial Hospital and have been an attending at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital since graduating in 2011. I am involved in the kidSTAR Medical Education program, and I am the program director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine... Read More →

Friday October 8, 2021 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Grey Seminar Room 303 East Superior Street, Chicago IL 60611