The Department of Medical Imaging is committed to providing a create a safe, supportive, equitable and bias-free environment for learners, faculty and staff. One of the department’s goals is to increase knowledge and awareness in unconscious bias, and outline fair processes required for success in career paths. It has been documented that these internalized biases can affect many areas of work including the admissions process, faculty hiring, peer review and patient care.
What is unconscious bias?
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University defines unconscious or implicit bias as attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases can be positive or negative and differ from known biases that people may intentionally hide.