American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS128
Title: Assuring Diversity in the Surgical Workforce
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 23: 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
Description: Unconscious bias, an innate preference for one trait or attribute over another (e.g., white race vs. black race; thin person vs. obese person), impacts the surgical workforce across the spectrum from residency selection to searches for department chairs. By definition, those whose biases may be affecting their choices in trainees or partners or leaders are unaware that those biases are at play. This panel session will review the data on racial, ethnic, and gender inequities in the surgical workforce, educate audience members on the importance of understanding the phenomenon of unconscious bias and introduce them to the implicit association test, and pro vide strategies for leveling the playing field on our professio n.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Cultural Competency
Sponsored By:
Committee on Diversity Issues, Women in Surgery Committee
Program Participants:
Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS
Speaker Addressing and Incorporating Racial and Sexual Identity Diversity into your Practice
Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH, FACS
Speaker Mentoring a Diverse Surgical Workforce
Heena P. Santry, MD, FACS
Speaker Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Gender Bias in your Department
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACS
Speaker Building a Diverse Department: Hiring Practices, Institutional Barriers and Considerations
Orlando C. Kirton, MD, FACS