Pamela Tobi Fishel, PhD. Speaks About Bias: Conscious and Unconscious
(male to female) was able to depict bias situations towards herself contrasting the differences between when she was initially a male and then when she became a female. In the latter half of the hour, Dr. Fishel had the audience split up into groups of 2-4 people. She asked that each person tell something that they regretted in their life and, additionally, any instances of bias they experienced. Each group then analyzed these experiences. Finally, she opened the floor to questions/ statements. The honesty and frankness of many of the comments clearly reflected that Dr. Fishel had indeed opened the minds and hearts of the residents and faculty in attendance. Hopefully, the hour will represent a beginning for the department to improve communication, equity, and inclusion.