Victoria E. Murrain, DO holds a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (now Western University) in Pomona, CA. She completed her residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Dr. Murrain’s natural and exceptional leadership style helped her to excel as the Family and Community Medicine clinical medical director, residency director and assistant dean for graduate medical education. She serves as the vice dean of diversity, equity and inclusion for the College of Medicine – Tucson.
Dr. Murrain’s areas of interest include diversity and inclusion, community medicine, maternal-fetal medicine and community engagement. She is fluent in Spanish and advocates for the provision of health care to the underserved and the growth and development of URM students, residents, fellows and faculty.
The discussion will involve the importance of recognizing unconscious bias as related to the recruiting process. Common unconscious biases include education bias, experience bias, enthusiasm bias and like-me bias. Acknowledgement of these common biases helps to avoid quick pre-determinations and the resulting instant decision making that may occur as a result. It is vital to examine different ways to overcome unconscious bias during interviews.
- Understand types of biases that may be activated during interviews and how they are activated
- Recognize self-presentation tactics that may influence evaluation of interviewees
- Plan to implement proven strategies to reduce the effects of biases and self-presentation tactics
CME Code – 303737