Professional Development Training
Committed to Inclusion

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion provides training, professional development and networking opportunities for Michigan Medicine staff, faculty, house officers and fellows. To learn more about our programs, please email the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion or call us at 734-764-8185.

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Training Courses for Michigan Medicine Staff & Faculty
Female healthcare worker with stethoscope and clipboard talking to woman Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Course learning objectives:

  • Consider the context in which we are making hiring decisions
  • Identify how bias can influence the hiring process
  • Discuss how we can practice more conscious awareness and mitigate unintended biases in our hiring processes, particularly in a virtual interviewing environment

Unconscious Bias in Faculty Hiring

Helps participants examine our Medical School faculty hiring cycle and how to implement practices that mitigate bias.

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Unconscious Bias in Staff Hiring

Helps participants identify how bias can influence hiring-related decisions, and provides strategies for mitigating the unintended effects of bias.

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LGBTQ+ individual speaking with a physician Building Toward Belonging

The Building Toward Belonging Training serves as the foundation for a continuous curriculum to help us evolve into a more respectful and inclusive academic medical center.

This mandatory training encourages participants to build an inclusive mindset over time which can help Michigan Medicine shift to a more accountable culture related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Year 1: Implicit Bias Training

This self-guided training is available both in a LARA-compliant, 60-minute format and a 25-minute non-LARA-compliant format, depending on the needs of the individual.

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Year 2: Mitigating Bias for LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Training

This self-guided training is available both in a LARA-compliant, 60-minute format and a 25-minute non-LARA-compliant format. Focuses on helping Michigan Medicine staff, faculty and learners use their influence to create a more inclusive health care environment for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Meet Our Trainers
White male with brown hair and beard wearing suit jacket, blue shirt and striped tie Nathan Hanke
Professional Development and Inclusion Manager
Black woman wearing dress with multi-colored abstract shapes and hoop earrings, smiling with one hand on hip Blaire Tinker
Special Programs Manager for Professional Development and Inclusion
Black woman wearing black dress with one hand on hip and smiling Ashli Wilson
Program Manager for Professional Development and Inclusion
Head and shoulders shot of Kali Lake, white woman with long black hair smiling and wearing gold sweater with silver necklace Kali Mae Lake, MSW
Program Manager
Upcoming DEI Events
Health Professions Education Day 2024
Health Professions Education (HPE) Day is an annual event that brings together faculty, health care professionals, students and staff from the 10 health science schools across the University of Michigan’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine to share best practices for health professions education, interprofessional education and innovation in health professions education.
Moving from Awareness to Action: Creating an Anti-Racist Agenda for Healthcare
This panel and discussion is part of a day-long symposium on equity and healthcare, “We Make the Road By Walking: Advancing a Health Equity Movement.” This session will focus on brainstorming and identifying concrete strategies and action steps to develop an anti-racist agenda for healthcare based on this call to action from Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse.
We make the road by walking: Advancing a health equity movement
Two international thought leaders in anti-racism and health--Dr Camara Phyllis Jones and Dr. Chandra Ford--will be in public conversation for the first time here at the University of Michigan. In an historic event, these two luminaries will help us navigate the question of “how is racism operating here?” through a rich discussion about risk, fear, cultivating an ethic, and the insufficiency of naming the problem alone.
Charting a Critical Course for the Study of Racial Health Inequities
This “fireside” discussion will bring together scholars, including Dr. Ryan Petteway and Dr. Monica McLemore, to speak on two major issues in the public health literature on racial health inequities that challenge our ability as a field to maintain an evidence base to support change.
Addressing Food Insecurity through Partnership with the Farm at Trinity
This talk will cover collecting Michigan Medicine data regarding food insecurity and how we partnered with the Farm at Trinity to provide 50 families with fresh vegetables and fruit for 36 weeks.
KEYNOTE: The Mile-High Vantage Point for Healthcare Equity: The Business Case for Equitable Care Delivery
Panel- How do we maintain the bottom line and still hold healthcare equity as a priority?
Economic Inequality: Our Divided Society the Growing Gap and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
Learn the social and cultural costs of our economic inequality, and ways to advocate for a more equal society.
KEYNOTE: Putting Patients at the Center of Healthcare Equity
Panel discussion with leaders in our patient service areas that will address the question "How do we center the patient at the heart of healthcare equity?
Bridging the Gap: Healthcare Equity Consult Service Ambulatory Care Expansion Project
During this session we will provide a brief summary on the work of the Healthcare Equity Consult Service to date and the planned expansion into Ambulatory Care