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Disrupting Bias in Academic Medicine Faculty Training

Disrupting Bias in Academic Medicine is a one-time, in-person workshop that prepares Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine faculty to identify and mitigate bias in all aspects of academic medicine – patient care, research and medical education. Together with the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Office of Faculty Affairs, we developed this workshop to support Feinberg's mission to improve the future of human health.

Full-Time Regular clinical and research faculty will participate in this small-group training as a requirement of the onboarding process during their first year of employment.

Learning Objectives

Instructors will address the role of bias in various medical practice inconsistencies and teach skills that can be used to minimize the impact of provider bias, promoting equitable and bias-free interactions with patients and trainees. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define implicit bias and examine the impact of implicit bias and microaggressions in healthcare.
  2. Recognize and move beyond bias in academic medicine.
  3. Enhance Feinberg faculty's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for our patients, trainees and colleagues.

Training Dates

Dates for this 90-minute training will be held throughout the academic year. This calendar will be updated as new training dates are added.

Clinical Faculty Training Times: Research Faculty Training Times:

June 13, 2024 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium

Register for June 13

May 16, 2024 | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

SQBRC Conference Room 2-200

Register for May 16

September 4, 2024 | 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Gray Seminar Room

Register for September 4

June 20, 2024 | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Kellerman Classroom (McGaw 2-322)

Register for June 20

July 18, 2024 | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Searle Seminar Room

Register for July 18

Training Questions

Please direct questions to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion training team at with the subject line “Faculty Training."