Last summer, the Department of Medicine joined with 20 other departments of medicine across the country to participate in a NIH funded randomized controlled trial, Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM). The goal of BRIM is to evaluate an evidence-based pro-diversity intervention throughout academic medicine.

Later this month, the BRIM study team, led by Dr. Molly Carnes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will spend a week with the DOM, delivering their Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine workshop to six divisions. The workshop is delivered as three modules focusing on: Implicit Bias as a Habit, Becoming Bias Literate and Evidence-based Strategies to Break the Bias Habit.

The BRIM team will also start training DOM faculty and staff who have committed to being local BRIM implementers. Over the next six months, local BRIM implementers will undergo training to learn how to facilitate the BRIM workshop and will then deliver the workshop to the remaining DOM divisions in the spring.

After the BRIM study is complete in the late spring, the Hopkins Implementer Team will be offering the workshop to any faculty who were not able to attend their division workshop. DOM trainees and staff will also be able to attend. Please contact Rachel Levine (rlevine@jhmi.edu) if you are interested in having a BRIM workshop presented to a clinical team or unit or educational/training program. Our goal is to make the BRIM workshop widely available.

Our DOM Implementer team includes:

To view Dr. Carnes’ October 9, 2018, Bayview Grand Rounds on Implicit Bias and the BRIM initiative, click here.

To read more about research related to BRIM, click here.

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