As an organization dedicated to improving health, UCSF has committed itself to dismantling structural racism and the impact of bias. This space is for resources to help address racism in the clinical environment. If you have resources you would like to recommend, please email Pamela Dudzik.
UCSF Training and Resources
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Training (free training): Designed for any UCSF affiliated faculty or staff who interact with learners, the Differences Matter: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion training sessions are offered approximately twice a month and include education on implicit biases and microaggressions, coaching in skills related to addressing these issues, and training in how to apply thoughtful, active listening and empathy to support a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. This is a prerequisite for the Certificate below.
- Teach for UCSF Certificate Program: Teaching for Equity and Inclusion (free training): The Teach for UCSF Certificate in Teaching for Equity and Inclusion aims to create a path for UCSF educators to develop best practices in equitable and inclusive teaching that they can apply in didactic and clinical settings across the continuum of health professions education. Graduates are leaders in the path to creating a safe equitable learning environment.
- How Medical Educators Can Foster Equity and Inclusion in Their Teaching: A Faculty Development Workshop Series (article): This article provides background on the development of UCSF’s Teaching for Equity and Inclusion certificate outlined above. “Using local resources and expertise, the authors built a workshop series that culminated in a certificate in Teaching for Equity and Inclusion.”
- Anti-Racism Resources (website) from UCSF's Weill Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry and Social Services. This includes equity toolkits, training modules for clinicians, and information on teaching structural competency to combat inequalities in health care.
- Equity in Assessment Checklist (document): The purpose of this one-page checklist from the UCSF School of Medicine is to outline good assessment practices and strategies to avoid harmful bias in assessments. Use this checklist to evaluate your assessment strategies.
- Writing High-Quality Evaluations of Student Performance: Best Practices and Examples (four-page document)
- Avoiding Stereotypes and Bias in Assessment of Learner Performance: List of strategies to avoid stereotypes and bias in narrative assessment of learner performance (two-page document)
- What's Race Got to Do With It? A Close Look at the Misuse of Race in Case-Based Nursing Education. This article describes the historical background behind the misuse of race in case-based clinical education and identifies the factors that contribute to this problem. Alternative approaches are provided to promote appropriate and effective incorporation of race into case-based learning that better supports cultural sensitivity and social context in patient-centered nursing education.
- Do Words Matter? Stigmatizing Language and the Transmission of Bias in the Medical Record: Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence subsequent physicians-in-training in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their medication prescribing behavior.
- "I Can't Breathe": A Call for Antiracist Nursing Practice. This call to action highlights ways that nurses can adopt antiracist practices.
- Toward an Equitable Society: Building a Culture of Antiracism in Health Care. This viewpoint provides an actionable framework that can be implemented to build a culture of antiracism in health care systems.
- A Narrative Study of Equity in Clinical Assessment Through the Antideficit Lens. This study sought to understand UIM learner perceptions of successes and equitable assessment practices.
- The Role of Nurses as Allies Against Racism and Discrimination: An Analysis of Key Resistance Movements of Our Time. Provides information on recent resistance movements against racism and discrimination in the U.S. and the role of nurses as advocates in this resistance. Must register to access content.
- "Cultural Humility: People, Principles and Practices" is a 30-minute documentary by San Francisco State University professor Vivian Chávez that mixes poetry with music, interviews, archival footage and images of community, nature and dance to explain what cultural humility is and why we need it.