Implicit Bias Resource Page

Continuing Medical Education on Implicit Bias in Healthcare


Pursuant to Policy 2021-04, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine requires all applicants for initial physician licensure and licensees renewing physician licensure complete a continuing medical education requirement of 2.00 credits on the topic of implicit bias in healthcare.

The Board has compiled a list of available courses for earning the required CME credits:

Available Courses on Implicit Bias in Healthcare

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Additional Resources

BORIM recognizes the importance of eliminating racial and ethnic inequities that lead to health disparities in Massachusetts.  Implicit bias among health care providers is one factor that perpetuates these disparities.  Below you will find links to additional resources on the topic of implicit bias in healthcare:


Implicit Racial/Ethnic Bias Among Health Care Professionals and Its Influence on Health Care Outcomes: A Systematic Review 

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) December 2015

William J. Hall PhD, Mimi V. Chapman PhD, Kent M. Lee MS, Yesenia M. Merino MPH, Tainayah W. Thomas MPH, B. Keith Payne PhD, Eugenia Eng DrPH,  Steven H. Day MCP, Tamera Coyne-Beasley MD

Accepted: September 05, 2015 Published Online: November 06, 2015


How Implicit Bias Harms Patient Care 

Medical Economics Journal, December 10, 2019 Edition, Volume 96, Issue 23

Jeff Bendix


Implicit Bias Resources 

The EveryOne Project, American Academy of Family Physicians


The Effects of Oncologist Implicit Racial Bias in Racially Discordant Oncology Interactions 

Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 34, No. 24, August 20, 2016

Louis A. Penner , John F. Dovidio , Richard Gonzalez , Terrance L. Albrecht , Robert Chapman , Tanina Foster, Felicity W.K. Harper, Nao Hagiwara, Lauren M. Hame , Anthony F. Shields, Shirish Gadgeel, Michael S. Simon, Jennifer J. Griggs, Susan Eggly


Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,  April 4, 2016, 113 (16) 4296-4301

Kelly M. Hoffman. Sophie Trawalter, Jordan R. Axt, M. Norman Oliver


Racial Disparities in Reported Prenatal Care Advice from Health Care Providers 

Am J Public Health. 1994 January; 84(1): 82–88.

M D Kogan, M Kotelchuck, G R Alexander, and W E Johnson


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