Implicit Bias Training Required for 2023 License Renewal

A new law went into effect on April 1, 2022, requiring physicians to complete implicit bias training for 2022 license renewals. This is a one-time requirement for physicians.

The training program must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or recognized by a health occupation board. The course does not have to be specific to physicians – any course that meets the implicit bias training criteria is acceptable. The Maryland Board of Physicians does not endorse any specific course.

Licensees who have completed any implicit bias training course since 10/1/2020 will be considered to have fulfilled the training requirement for physician license renewal.

Baltimore County Medical Association has an implicit bias CME program available online – What does implicit bias mean for you and our health care system? The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixmtLXuL8h4.

Course objectives include:

  • Explain how some of our clinical knowledge was acquired through unethical and racist practices
  • Discuss ways to reduce the impact of implicit bias
  • Describe the historical context and present-day role of structural racism and its impact on the health care system
  • Use information to combat structural racism at the institutional level and reduce the impact of implicit bias on patient care, research, and inter-professional relationships

The panel is moderated by Stephen Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Health and Policy Management at the University of Maryland, Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity and Mayor Omar Neal, radio show host who served as former mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama.

Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through Baltimore County Medical Association. Baltimore County Medical Association is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. The BCMA designates this recorded activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


To receive a Certificate of Completion for this CME event, please complete the following form: https://medchi.wufoo.com/forms/x11n950v1qu09yu/

 

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