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Stanford University

Unconscious Bias in Medicine

Stanford University and Stanford Medicine via edX



Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity at Stanford University School of Medicine. This CME activity provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace.

  • Existing research on unconscious bias will provide a science-based view of this seemingly non-science topic.
  • Case studies with examples of unconscious bias, self-assessment opportunities, and exploring bias busting strategies will enable learners to understand how to bring the content into their own unique environments.

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians from all specialties as well as other Health Care Professionals.


In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation
American Medical Association (AMA)

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

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

Additional Instructors

Fernando Mendoza, MD
Yasodha Natkunam, MD, PhD
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Taught by

Yvonne (Bonnie) Maldonado and Magali Fassiotto


4.7 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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    Tanishka Sharma
    The introductory course talked about the unconscious biases which are often reflected in our daily lives, in corporate culture, and in the world of healthcare. It tackled some ways to prevent biases from clouding one's judgement. While I knew these beforehand, I find this course to be a great tool for a beginner looking to understand unconscious bias in real life to move on further complicated topics on the same.
  • Jordan Wiseman
    Very easy to navigate and informative. 1 hr of self paced information, easily understandable. I would recommend this to all healthcare providers.
  • Sana Nadeem
    It was a very useful course in identifying our hidden prejudices and helping us overcome these to make it better for everyone.

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