Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Examining Within - Provider Contributions to Healthcare Disparities

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 20, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Cristina M. Gonzalez, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Cristina Gonzalez’s research interests focus on health dispar ities and advocacy education.  In 2011 her leadership was recognized nationally through the Unified Leadership Training in Diversity Awar d from the Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine.  An active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, D r. Gonzalez has contributed to the efforts of the Disparities Task Force an d has served as Chair of Minorities in Medicine Interest Group since 201 0.  In 2011 she was named the Associate Director of the Instit ute of Community and Collaborative Health at Einstein, in recognition of her dedication to minority health and diversity enhancement in acad emic medicine.  Most recently, she selected as a Scholar in the Ha rold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Fo undation.  This four-year award will enable her to continue to pursue her research in instruction of recognition and management of implicit bia s in clinical encounters. 

Dr. Gonzalez completed her medic al education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and her inte rnal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornel l Medical Center.   Upon completing residency, she returned to E instein as faculty in 2007 as a Teaching Hospitalist and a Clinical Instru ctor.  She became active on the internal medicine teaching service, and became the Medicine Clerkship Site Leader at Weiler in 2009. &nb sp;In addition, she developed a health disparities elective for first year medical students in 2009, which has now been successfully ru n for four years.  In 2010 she became an Assistant Professor of Med icine.  These initial forays into medical education led her t o seek formal training in curriculum development and medical education r esearch methods.  In 2010 Dr. Gonzalez was awarded a Faculty Develop ment Fellowship through Einstein’s Hispanic Center of Excellence, th rough which she earned a Master’s Degree in Medical Education in Au gust of 2012.   In 2011 she was selected for the Stanford Fac ulty Developmen t Program and is now trained as a facilitator for Clinical Teaching sem inars . 

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will: 

  • Define within-provider disparities in healthcare
  • Distinguish between implicit bias and explicit bias< /li> < li>Recognize the potential for a physician’s implicit bias to impa ct patient care
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of M edicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each phys

Host: Department of Medicine (Division of Hospital Medicine)

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