Unlocking Implicit Bias in the Medical Profession: A Chat with Dr. Jabraan Pasha
When we refer to "implicit bias" in today's world, we mean those unconscious stereotypes or automatic assessments that we all make -- all of us -- about people of a race, color, or background that differs from our own. What happens when implicit bias occurs among doctors, nurses, or other medical experts? On this edition of ST Medical Monday, our guest is Dr. Jabraan Pasha with the OU-TU School of Community Medicine, where he is Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine and Faculty Director of Student Recruitment. Dr. Pasha also conducts engaging workshops, at both the local and national level, on identifying implicit bias within the medical profession. His workshops, as we learn today, blend easy-going humor, poignant storytelling, events and trends from national headlines, and personal anecdotes; they're also very informative.