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The AAMC has also taken a leading role in developing and disseminating materials to support undergraduate SGM curriculum development and to instigate improvement of institutional climate change.
How Medical Schools Are Failing the LGBTQ Community
The study also found that sexual health programs in med schools don't spend much time on sexual function and dysfunction, female sexuality, abortion or sexual minority groups and the rare interventions to include these subjects have been student-driven. Benesch says that all of her textbooks are fairly heteronormative, and fail to acknowledge the existence of trans people at all. Don't be flamboyantly black or white. Find articles by Nicole A. In addition, the small number of gender minority participants precluded SGM sub-group analyses. Posted April 6, It puts this expectation on it that talking about sex has to be uncomfortable for everyone involved.
Thus, initiatives to encourage and sustain SGM diversity, particularly within prestigious specialties, may be particularly effective when specialty- or residency program-specific mentorship programs, publications, and other methods of medical student recruitment directly address nondiscrimination and SGM inclusion. Posted April 2, If they ask you the question "what makes you different from the wrest of the applicant pool" would it be inappropriate to incorporate in your answer how being gay gives you access to a community whose health needs are unmet. Comparable specialty-level organizations could do the same, propelling further efforts to address SGM topics within specialties. I think every presentation designed to promote awareness of LGBT issues will feature images from their silly protests.