Implication of Bias in the Health Professions

Research indicates that we all have biases, both implicit and conscious, that impact our interpersonal interactions and shape our institutions and health outcomesIn our bias related trainings, we explore biases that are common in society, in the health professions, and the research data which reflects their impacts on society and in organizationsParticipants share which biases are most prevalent in their fields, spaces, and personal livesTogether we learn about ways to mitigate biases at personal and institutional levels. 

Slide from unconscious bias presentation focused on biases in imaging


The Association of American Medical Colleges partnered with Cook Ross Inc to develop a course on unconscious bias for health professions audiences. Facilitators from the HSC Office of Diversity and Inclusion were trained to deliver this evidence-based workshop to student, faculty, and staff audiences.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Explore the science and research of unconscious bias
  • Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results
  • Become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion within your organization
  • Apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally


The standard time for this interactive session is 2-hours. However, our trained facilitators will work with you to accommodate time and content needs.

To learn more or request a workshop, please contact the Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion at .