On March 13, 2023, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Lynn Smitherman, MD, and Latonya Riddle-Jones, MD, MPH, will provide a dynamic and interactive presentation offering participants a general introduction to key concepts of equity in healthcare, including implicit bias and intercultural communication.
Doctor Smitherman is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She currently serves as the Departmental Vice Chair of Medical Education and the Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Doctor Smitherman received her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed a combined residency program in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals and a Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Doctor Riddle-Jones is the Vice-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Director at Corktown Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Doctor Riddle-Jones specializes Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and LGBTQ+ Health. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, Medical Degree and residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Master of Public Health from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She is affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Detroit Receiving Hospital.
In collaboration with the Henry Ford Health System, the MSMS Foundation created a two-part series, titled, “Reducing Unconscious Bias – an Imperative (RUBI): Foundation and Impacts on Patient Care” on March 15, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST.This series consists of a one-hour on-demand video followed by a one-hour live webinar.
The live session is led by Marla Rowe Gorosh, MD, FACH, Senior Staff Physician and member of the Board of Governors of the Henry Ford Medical Group at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Doctor Rowe Gorosh and her team will cover objectives to meet Michigan’s LARA requirements. Learning objectives covered include:
- Discuss and identify underlying causes of health disparities.
- Describe implicit bias and some of its different types.
- Identify how implicit bias impacts healthcare system, providers, and patients.
- Utilize individual strategies to mitigate (reduce) implicit bias.
- Analyze a case study for impact of implicit bias on patient outcomes.
Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
*AMA Credit Designation Statement: The MSMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit cmmensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
**AMA Credit Designation Statement: The MSMS designates this other activity (Two Part Activity, Part 1 Enduring Material and Part 2 Live) for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: The ACCME is approved by the Board of Nursing as an acceptable provider of continuing education for license renewal or relicensure.