Equitable Assessment: Developing Assessment Practices So All Learners Can Succeed

Led by:

Kate Lupton, MD
Department of Medicine

E. Alexandra Brown, MD
Department of Neurology

PREREQUISITE: Previous completion of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Training is required before attending this workshop.

Learners who are under-represented in medicine (UIM) face bias in assessment that over time may negatively impact their career trajectories. This workshop reviews strategies described in non-medical education settings that can moderate the effects of bias on student assessment. Participants will consider how to apply these strategies in medical education to advance the goals of diversity, equity and inclusion.

During this workshop, participants will participate in small and large group work to:

Share challenges faced in assessment related to equity
Discuss barriers and opportunities to applying these strategies
Reflect on personal assessment decisions and challenges

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe the potential for bias in assessment of learners at both the structural and individual levels
Examine current learner assessment practices for bias
Recommend changes to assessment practices that will provide learners greater opportunity to demonstrate their learning and be successful
Reflect on personal assessment decisions about individual trainees in order to mitigate the potential for biased decision making

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR21075.

Friday, March 5 at 1:15pm to 3:15pm

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