University of Pittsburgh


"Mitigating Unconscious Racial Bias in Medicine: at the Bedside, in the Lecture Hall, and During the Medical School Interview"

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 1 pm
Location: BST S100
Dr. Capers

Presented by: Quinn Capers IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Associate Dean for Admissions,
The Ohio State University College of Medicine




About This Session

Dr. Capers has introduced innovations to reduce bias in the admissions process every year, the most notable being 2012-2013 when all admissions committee members took the Implicit Association Test to uncover hidden racial and gender biases. The year following this exercise, the admissions committee selected the most diverse class in The OSUCOM’s history up to that point. He is the primary author on the first study to document the presence and extent of implicit racial bias in medical school admissions.





Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.

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