The Impact of Racial Bias in Patient Care and Medical Education: Let’s Focus on the Educator

Date of Review: April, 2023

This resource from MedEDPORTAL discusses implicit bias in healthcare educators and is designed to be a faculty development educational experience. It is conducted in a series of three facilitated workshops with a clear program and assessment plan. It starts with participants taking the IAT (Implicit Associations Test) and a small demographics survey, followed by a short introduction with workshop goals, multimedia presentations (short videos) that are then followed by group discussions. Outcome evaluation component is done with a pre-post questionnaire. This is a flexible program that can be delivered either in person or over virtual platforms with minimal adaptations with a well described blueprint. It is targeted to healthcare professionals with a significant role in trainee education, such as Physicians, PAs and NPs at all levels of their career (from junior to tenured faculty). Strength includes the excellent materials available with clear roadmaps, facilitator guides, multimedia resources, and outcome evaluation plan. This could easily be used in faculty development for clinical educators and could be easily adapted to residents and students who often serve as peer or near-peer educators. — Alex Carvalho, MD MPH, ID Fellow

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Duke University

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

Durham, North Carolina

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Measured in learner knowledge

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Level of Learner Assessment

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)

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