Health Equity and Diversity Day

Part 1: “Deconstructing Bias in Psychiatry”

Presented by:
Cheryl Wills, MD
Director, Child and Adolescent
Forensic Psychiatric Services
UH Cleveland Medical Center

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the relationship between structural racism, health disparities, and medical morbidity and mortality.
  2. Recognize how privilege and bias can affect healthcare delivery.
  3. Examine how organized medicine is addressing racial bias in healthcare.
  4. Describe how cultural humility can enhance health equity, reduce bias, and reduce professional burnout.

Part 2: “Aiming for Diversity and Health Equity in 2022 and Beyond”

Presented by:
Michelle Jacobs-Elliott, MD
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Health Equity
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Albert R. Robinson, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Chief, Vascular Anesthesiology Division
Assistant Dean, Office for Diversity and Health Equity

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Evaluate the impact of a lack of diversity on the outcome of the medical and dental professions.
  2. Identify practices that help to decrease disparity in underrepresented physicians.
  3. Define the definition of underrepresented in Medicine for the state of Florida.
  4. Recognize the lack of diversity in the physician work force for the state of Florida and the nation.

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Willis, Dr. Jacobs-Elliott and Dr. Robinson have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: April 1, 2022
Expiration Date:  February 10, 2025

Target Audience: All Physicians

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test (10 questions).

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

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  3. Dyrbye, Herrin, West, et al. 2019, JAMA Network Open.
  4. Nicholas SB, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Norris KC. Racial disparities in kidney disease outcomes. InSeminars in nephrology 2013 Sep 1 (Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 409-415). WB Saunders.
  5. Comas-Diaz L, Hall GN, Neville HA, Am psychol 2019.
  7. William Vaughn, Schools for All: The Blacks and Public Education in the South, 1865-1877 (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1974), 32.
  10. ADA Health Policy Institute analysis of data from the ADA Masterfile, U.S. Census Bureau, and American Dental Education Association
  11. APA Presidential Task Force on Structural Racism
  12. AAMC Faculty Roster as of December 2018
  13. 2020 Physician Workforce Annual Report (
  14. Wyse, R., Hwang WT, Ahmed, A.A. et al. Diversity by Race, Ethnicity, and Sex within the US Psychiatry Physician Workforce. Acad Psychiatry 44, 523-530 (2020).
  15. American Psychiatric Association. 2018 resident/fellow census. 2019 Jan 6.
  16. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Sep 7;1(5):e182723. Minority Resident Physicians’ Views on the Role of Race/Ethnicity in Their Training Experiences in the Workplace.
  18. Cooper LA, Powe, NR: Disparities in patient experiences, health care processes, and outcomes: the role of the patient-provider: racial, ethnic, and language concordance, The Commonwealth Fund, July 2004.
  20. AAMC Table A-2: Undergraduate Institutions Supplying 50 or More Applicants to U.S. MD-Granting Medical Schools, 2021-2022.
  21. AAMC Table A-2.5: Undergraduate Institutions Supplying 100 or More White (Alone or In Combination) Applicants to U.S. MD-Granting Medical Schools, 2021-2022.



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