Implicit Bias & Interviews Presentation

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 12:00pm

Victoria Murrain, DO

Vice Dean, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Director, PMAP
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arizona

Dr. Murrain received her DO from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (now Western University) in Pomona, Calif.  She completed her residency training in Family and Community Medicine here at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Tucson, where her natural and exceptional leadership style helped her to excel in her roles here as FM Clinical Medical Director, FM Residency Director, Assistant Dean for GME SC, and as of 2017 we have been graced with her leadership as Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the COMT. 

Her special areas of interest include diversity and inclusion, community medicine, maternal-fetal medicine and community engagement. Dr. Murrain is fluent in Spanish and is a strong advocate for the provision of health care to the underserved and the growth and development of URM students, residents, fellows and faculty. 

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.


Victoria Murrain, DO
Event Location: 

Online via Zoom

Event Coordinator: 
Mimi Villafane
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medical Imaging