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SCAHRM September Webinar

September 21, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Implicit Bias in Healthcare: We All Have it, What Now?

Dr. José Ramos, M.D.

Free photo Quiz Brain Answer Thinking Question Think - Max PixelOver the past few decades, we have made strides in advancing the discussion and surrounding the need to eliminate health care disparities and the need for more diversity within the healthcare workforce. Despite these advances, health care disparities persist and have even widened, and the health care workforce still does not reflect the society it serves.

While institutions committed to diversity and inclusion have made progress against overt discrimination, unconscious bias poses continued barriers to achieving a diverse and egalitarian health care system.

During this session we will discuss the biology of implicit bias, the role it plays in decision making, how this affects our patients, health care systems and strategies to mitigate bias at a personal and organizational level.


This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of BRN continuing education credit.  MCLE and ASHRM have been applied for and are pending.




About the speaker:
Dr José Ramos is the son of activist parents who modeled the importance of fighting against racial, housing, education and immigrant injustice. Prior to entering the field of medicine, he created health education television content that included anti-tobacco campaigns and programing focused on reducing childhood obesity in communities of color.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Medical Degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He completed his Family Medicine training at the USC-Dignity Health FMRP where he served as Chief Resident. He was honored to be a founding faculty member of the Charles R. Drew University FMRP before joining the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center FMRP in 2019.

As an academic family physician, Dr Ramos is helping reshape residency training by focusing on the intersection between population health, physician leadership and social justice. He was chosen to be an Emerging Leaders Fellow by the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine and sits on the Board of Directors for Physicians for Social Responsibility. He is dedicated to marginalized communities of color, mentoring pipeline students, advocating for Latin American refugees, fighting for environmental justice and championing policy reform including Medicare for All.


September 21, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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