(Image Title: "Know Your Bias: An interactive toolkit for School of Medicine and Medstar faculty and staff to create a more equitable workplace through understanding unconscious bias." Subheading: "Each one of us has an innate unconscious bias: social stereotypes about certain groups of people that we form outside our own conscious awareness (UCSF Diversity and Outreach). These biases may affect our treatment of others, particularly in the appointment and promotion process and in creating an inclusive workspace).


(Image contains a bright blue background and a word cloud. The word cloud is multicolored and contains words of varying sizes, including: “bias”, “prejudice”, “rights”, “injustice”, “inequality”, “psychology”, “different”, “unfair”, “human”, “group”, “perception”, and similar words related to bias).

What is Bias?

Learn more about:

  • Conscious vs. unconscious bias
  • The scope of bias
  • The ways that our biases influence the way the way we work with others. 

CLICK Here to learn more about bias 

(Image Title: “Demographics of Faculty Appointments: 2009 to 2014”. Subheading: “All faculty search committee members must take an unconscious bias training effective this fall in an attempt to diversity faculty appointments. Included is a demographic breakdown of all the faculty appointments from 2009 to 2014.” Image contains two pie charts; the first demonstrates a breakdown of 112 female and 159 male faculty at UCLA. The second pie chart demonstrates the racial breakdown of faculty appointments being: 156 white, 18 African-American, 72 Asian, 16 Hispanic, 5 Native American, and 4 Unknown. Source: “ 2014 Diversity Statistics Regular Rank Faculty. Graphic reporting by Nicholas Ya, Bruin Senior Staff. Graphic by Rosalind Chang, Bruin senior staff.

Research on Unconscious Bias

  • View statistics and research on unconscious bias in our everyday lives
  • Given what you've read, try out a bias exercise!

CLICK HEre to see research on unconscious bias

Unconscious Bias in Interviewing and Letters of Recommendation

  • Reflect on quantitative findings and qualitative reflections of unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Read about occurrences of bias in the workplace, particularly interviewing and letters of recommendation 

click heRe to read about Bias in Interview and Recommendations letters

(Image of the cover of the book “Blind Spot: The Hidden Biases of Good People” by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald”.)

Reading Resources

  • Read articles and studies about how implicit bias affects doctors and patients in the medical community
  • Take the renowned Implicit Association Test (IAT) here 
  • Watch a Facebook seminar on how to manage implicit bias!
  • Click here to find training and leadership resources offered by the AAMC.


see further reading resources here