Best Intentions: Using the Implicit Associations Test to Promote Reflection About Personal Bias

Date of Review: March, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is a curriculum aimed at medical students with some clinical experience that employs small group (10-12) facilitated discussion and reflection of about 1:15 minutes following completion of a background article and 2 on-line implicit associations tests (IATs) developed by Harvard. There is no cost although there is significant time investment costs since there are facilitators for each small group who need to be trained to lead the groups. The resource includes a facilitators guide including a link to the IATs, a suggested timeline to organize the activity, a comprehensive facilitators discussion guide, pre session student Instructions, and pre and post discussion student surveys and a facilitator survey..– Barb Bayldon, MD, NCEAS


Baylor College of Medicine

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Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

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Level of Learner Assessment:

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)

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