During this session, faculty will review the historical events that have lead to inequity in the healthcare system; case studies of how biases affect training, hiring, and promotion in neurosurgery; and strategies to mediate implicit biases. Participants will be asked to have completed implicit bias evaluation prior to attending the session: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/.
*This course was developed in collaboration with ASBN, CSNS, and WINS.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Compare experiences of medical students, residents, and practicing neurosurgeons who may be affected by implicit biases
- Identify biases that affect good people and how these can affect learners and practicing neurosurgeons
- Adapt current processes in teaching, recruitment, and training to reduce the risks of inequity that result from implicit biases
- Identify the biases the result in population based healthcare inequities
- Identify existence and impact of systemic racism and healthcare inequities on neurosurgeons and their patients