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  • Diversity and Leadership: How to Promote Equity in Neurosurgical Practice and Training
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:45 pm to 4:45 pm
    Directors/Moderators: Langston T. Holly, Matthew A. Hunt, Edjah K. Nduom
    Faculty: Nnenna Mbabuike, Gail L. Rosseau, Alan M. Scarrow, Marjorie C. Wang
    Course ID: Afternoon Session 2


    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:

    *This course was developed in collaboration with ASBN, CSNS, and WINS. 

    Learning Objectives

    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



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