For Physicians

Understand & Prevent Stereotype Threat to Improve Patient Care: For Physicians

⏰ 30 Minutes plus optional activities

🏆 CME: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Exam to earn CME is available for purchase immediately after course completion

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What Your Colleagues Say:

“The varied vignettes to present a whole picture of an individual and how/why they have biases toward them AND how to avoid showing bias toward them…”

“Enjoyed watching these videos; I hope you continue them as we need these reminders. It will make us stronger as a team, to provide better care…”

As clinicians, we strive to provide all our patients the highest quality of care.

We strive to provide the best possible experiences for our patients. Part of that is understanding the way our patients’ past experiences both inside and outside of healthcare can affect their healthcare encounters. One factor that can affect our patients, especially those of minoritized groups, is Stereotype Threat. Stereotype Threat is triggered by awareness or concern (conscious or unconscious) that a stereotype about a group we belong to might affect how others see us. Hundreds of studies have shown that stereotype threat can have a profound effect on behavior and emotions. Research shows that stereotype threat is prevalent, can affect anyone, and has surprisingly powerful adverse effects. 

You may have experienced stereotype threat, even if you did not realize it at the time. This learning experience will give you insight and skills to increase your confidence, improve your performance, lower stress, and improve your quality of life. Patient groups with a higher risk of stereotype threat are members of racial and ethnic minorities and sexual minorities, those with nontraditional gender identities, those with disabilities, and those with obesity. This learning experience will give you the essential understanding and skills to reduce patient stereotype threat, improve your interactions with patients (for them and for you), and ensure high-quality care and outcomes for all of your patients.

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This evidence-based course will provide insights and proven strategies you can put to work immediately.

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You will learn:

 Understand stereotype threat, including triggers and impacts on patients 

 Protect yourself, your team, and patients from stereotype threat and thus improve the clinical encounter, patient experience, and job satisfaction

 Apply concrete and evidence-based actions for preventing stereotype threat to increase your confidence, lower stress, show up at your best, and improve your quality of life

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Course Format

This video learning course features engaging content delivered by experts in the field. Through informative presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises, you will deepen your knowledge and develop practical skills for preventing stereotype threat from affecting you, your team, your patients, and the care you provide. The self-paced format allows you to learn at your convenience, ensuring flexibility in your professional development.

Who Should Enroll

This course is designed for physicians.

Why do Optum Health, Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, Hospital Association of New York, Health Partners, Cleveland Clinic, the Permanente Medical Group, Sutter Health, Confluence Health, The Indiana Hospital Association, the Center for Antiracism and Health Equity, and the California Health Care Association, among others,  choose our courses?

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