Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Resident and Fellow Section Annual Meeting & Elections

MMS Resident and Fellow Section Annual Meeting & Elections

Date: May 2, 2018      
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy 
4 Columbus Avenue 
Boston, MA  02116


6:00 PM

Registration & Networking

6:45 PM


7:00 PM

“The Impact of Unconscious Bias in Healthcare”

Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
Director, Multicultural Affairs, Department of Medicine, MGH

Associate Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, MGH
Faculty Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, HMS

Unconscious bias, also known as implicit bias or implicit social cognition, refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. We will examine how unconscious bias impacts healthcare delivery and discuss strategies to reduce unconscious bias within healthcare teams and in treating patients.

7:45 PM

Resident Fellow Section Business Meeting and Resident Fellow Section 2018-2019 Elections (Word Doc, 3 pages)

Want to be an RFS Leader?

Members of the Resident and Fellow Section are eligible to serve on the RFS Governing Council.  As a Governing Council member, you will take an active role in directing the policy and activities of the Section both in Massachusetts and on the national level at the AMA.  Return a nomination form by April 24, 2018.


(Registration fee includes a four-course dinner and two drink tickets.)
Member - $10,  Non-Member/Guests - $20

Questions or problems registering online?  Please contact Colleen Hennessey at or (781) 434-7315

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.  She trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at MGH and has been a grant-funded investigator in the field of endocrinology.  She has been instrumental in developing and implementing programs to eliminate bias toward underrepresented and LGBT physicians and patients.  She has been recognized for her work in this area with the HMS Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award and the Office for Diversity & Community Partnership Fellowship.


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