Submission ID 78217

Code WC-1
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Learning Objective 1 Examine the elements of a diversity statement as part of a program description and discuss their impact on resident selection.
Learning Objective 2 Identify measurable strategies to implement within a selection process to address bias in applicant selection.
Learning Objective 3 Model a tool to selection processes looking for areas of potential for bias and determining strategies to address these biases.
Category Medical Education
Type Workshop
Title More than Words - Diversity in Postgraduate Medical Education
Rationale/Background Meeting the health needs of society and addressing racism in healthcare requires a longitudinal commitment to diversity in health professional education, across the educational continuum. Diversity statements have become a common part of program descriptions and selection goals for postgraduate medical education (PGME) programs. How do these statements reflect a program's commitment to diversity? How is this commitment reflected in the selection process? This session will review making meaningful changes to address diversity within PGME selection processes and discuss opportunities for incorporating these strategies across the educational continuum.
Instructional Methods The workshop will consist of an introduction to diversity within the health workforce and the associated negative patient outcomes with a lack of diversity. Workshop participants will review sample diversity statements and selection process goals, in small groups. Participants will identify selection processes that support diversity statements and reduce the potential for bias in resident selection. This workshop will consist of a short didactic component and will primarily be focused on the discussion and application of a tool to critique existing resident selection processes.
Target Audience program directors, selection committee members and all involved in resident selection.
Keyword 1 Implicit bias
Keyword 2 Admissions and selection
Keyword 3 Diversity, equity and inclusion
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Residency Education
Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Admissions
Authors Amanda Condon
Valerie Williams
Ming-Ka Chan
Sara Goulet
Lisa Monkman
Jackie Gruber

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