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Power in Medicine: A Conversation About Bias in Our Clinical Spaces

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Physician, Heal Thyself

Renuka Gupta, MD, internist (hospitalist) and author of "Slaves" perspective piece in Annals of Internal Medicine; assistant professor of medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Negotiating Power Dynamics – Balancing Impact With Strategy
Ana E. Núñez, MD, associate dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; professor of medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Break-out session: Strategies to Manage Episodes of Mistreatment

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: Presentation of Phyllis Marciano Award

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Sexual Harassment in Medicine: History and Hope for the Future
Carol Bates, MD, associate dean of faculty affairs and professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals


After this activity participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the power differentials that exist in medicine between health care team members, patients and families, and across the diversity of members
  • Identify strategies to manage biases
  • Recognize the spectrum of sexual misconduct
  • Raise awareness of our organizational culture and consider how to move it toward equity and respect for all

CME Information

Accreditation Statement: Drexel University College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Drexel University College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: This program is eligible for 2 credits in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.

Faculty Disclosure Statement: Speakers at continuing medical education activities are required to disclose to the audience, any relevant commercial interest (which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). Any conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation and announced to the audience

For any non-Drexel faculty and staff who would like to claim CME credit, forms will be available at the conference; a $40 certificate fee applies.

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Contact Information

Brenda Wills

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245 N. 15th Street (15th and Vine)
Geary Auditorium B, New College Building
Philadelphia, PA 19102


  • Graduate Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Medical Residents/Fellows

Special Features

  • CEU Available