Improve the Curriculum at your school!
Women’s Health in the Medical School Curriculum
Medical school curricula are often terribly lacking when it comes to women's health in general. The only woman-specific information is generally contained in the reproductive health sequences, and these are often much too short and don't contain enough information about contraception or family planning. Hand-in-hand with Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) and the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), we are hoping to improve the way women's health is taught in medical schools across the country.
Online Teaching and Curricular Reform Resources
The Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology has published core curricular competencies for medical students through its Women's Healthcare Education Office. At their medical student curriculum website you can read modules and download curricula components to teach (start with the "About" page).
Additionally, the Reproductive Health Model Curriculum, created by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, provides modular curricular components for teaching reproductive health.
LGBT Health in the Medical School Curriculum
Bringing LGBTI Health Education to Your School
Try these strategies to help bring about small or large changes at your medical school.
White Coat Cards
The Committee on Gender and Sexuality proudly presents our newest production--LGBT White Coat Cards. These colorful postcards list basic LGBT terminology, LGBT health care web resources, tips for performing the history and physical with LGBT patients, and overviews on health disparities for gay men, lesbians, and transgender individuals. Use them at your school as educational items to provide your colleagues, faculty, staff and patients with basic information that everyone should know about LGBT health care. Best of all, they're free!
Sample LGBT Health Curriculum Needs Assessment
Creating Your Own Preclinical Elective
So you've decided on creating a preclinical elective? Here are the steps to go through to make sure that your course is a success!
Need ideas on what topics to include in your elective?
*Jason Lambrese is the 2009 AMSA/GLMA LGBT Health Achievement Award Recipient.