CFE News

White Fragility in Academic Medicine

In 2018, Drs. Mengesha, Hill, and Autry implemented a Microaggressions Grand Rounds series in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. The purpose of this series was to foster ongoing departmental dialogue on bias and inequity in patient care, learning environments, and workplace culture. There was an intentional focus on developing strategies to generate accountability towards creating an anti-oppressive departmental climate.

Building Your Negotiating Toolkit

The AME workshop on Building Your Negotiating Toolkit was starting, and room 1406 at Mission Hall was nearly full. Our intrepid moderators Rebecca Berman, MD, and Rebecca Shunk, MD, instructed, “Raise your hand if you have confidence in your negotiating skills.” Not a single hand went up. Impressive. It is possible confidence was higher at the Parnassus and Fresno workshop sites, capably moderated by Calvin Chou and Serena Yang.