Impact of a Course, COVID-19, Healthcare Equity, and Implicit Bias in the Clinical and Learning Environment, for Physician Assistant (PA) Preceptors and Trainees


This study will build upon prior CHWS studies on implicit bias among health professionals. This study will adapt the implicit bias course (Implicit Bias in the Clinical and Learning Environment) used in prior studies to meet the needs of Physician Assistant (PA)  preceptors and trainees, and address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on diverse patient populations. The research will inform the extent of training needed for PA preceptors and trainees in the areas of social determinants of health, health inequity, implicit bias, and how to apply this knowledge to clinical settings. The study will highlight inequities in Covid-19 illness and death as examples of systemic racism, social determinants, and implicit biases.

Lead Researcher: Janice A. Sabin, PhD, MSW
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HRSA: HWRC Health Equity



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