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Latest Curricular Updates

Our Task Force on Inclusion and Bias continually assesses of the medical school curriculum to ensure that it meets the standards of our organizing principal. Find some of the latest changes and additions to the MD curriculum for which our task force has advocated.

June 8, 2020

The Addressing Bias in Learner Assessment module, developed by Brigid Dolan, MD, MEd, and Khalilah Gates, MD, was rolled out and linked to all evaluation forms completed on students. Faculty, residents and other assessors are asked to review these guidelines which also apply to letters of reference. Access the module.

June 18, 2020

Today's Innovations in Medical Education (TIME) Special Lecture: Structuring the Virtual Interview Day. As part of this session for GME program directors, Linda Suleiman, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University will discuss best practices for diversity and inclusion for the virtual interview day.

June 19, 2020

OB/GYN Advanced Clinical Ethics session by Katie Watson, JD, will address the abuse of enslaved women in gynecology to develop operative procedures still in use today.

June 24, 2020, and July 13, 2020

“Developing Inclusive Learning Environments and Inclusive Teaching Pedagogy” mandatory 90-minute small group faculty training will be led by Omari Keeles, MPH, assistant director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. To date, 450 faculty members have been asked to participate in these sessions.