Demystifying Michigan's Implicit Bias Training Mandate

Dec. 13 Implicit Bias CME Webinar FREE for MAFP Members

Dec. 8, 2022 - MAFP staff has received questions regarding the State of Michigan’s new mandate that all licensed healthcare professionals complete implicit bias training. This mandate went into effect on June 1, 2022. Below is a summary of what this means for family physicians and hopefully answers some common questions.

Allopathic (MD) Physicians

  • Your 3-year license renewal deadline is Jan. 31
  • MD physicians applying for initial licensure must have at least 2 hours of implicit training within the previous 5 years
  • All MD renewals in 2023 will need to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training
  • All MD renewals in 2024 will need to complete 2 hours of implicit bias training
  • All MD renewals in 2025 will need to complete 3 hours of implicit bias training
  • In 2026 and beyond, MD licensees will need 3 hours of implicit bias training for every 3-year renewal period

Osteopathic (DO) Physicians

  • Your 3-year license renewal deadline is Dec. 31
  • DO physicians applying for initial licensure must have at least 2 hours of implicit bias training within the previous 5 years
  • All DO renewals in 2022 need to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training
  • All DO renewals in 2023 will need to complete 2 hours of implicit bias training
  • All DO renewals in 2024 will need to complete 3 hours of implicit bias training
  • In 2025 and beyond, DO licensees will need 3 hours of implicit bias training for every 3-year renewal period

To help family physicians earn CME credit for meeting the implicit bias training mandate, MAFP is hosting the live, 1-hour webinar, Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions, on Dec. 13. We’re offering this at two different times on Dec. 13 – the same information will be presented at 6:30 in the morning and at 6:30 in the evening. For MAFP members, this webinar is a free gift to you.

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A few things to keep in mind:

  • To receive credit for completing implicit bias training, you must attend a live event (in person or virtual)
  • You must complete a pretest before attending the event and a post-test after attending the event
  • These implicit bias training hours are required in addition to the total number of CME hours required for license renewal

If you have any additional questions, please contact MAFP at [email protected] or call 517.347.0098.