Medical school curricula are often lacking when it comes to women’s and LGBT health in general. The only woman-specific information is generally contained in the reproductive health sequences, and these are often too short and don’t contain enough information about contraception or family planning. LGBT Health is often either totally overlooked or not covered in adequate detail. See our resources for improving the Women’s health and LGBT health curriculum at your medical school below.
Women’s Health in the Medical School Curriculum
- Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides educational resources for medical students.
- 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
- Healthcare Equality Index
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- The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Medical Education Research Group at Stanford University School of Medicine
Creating Your Own Preclinical Elective
Steps to go through to make sure that your course is a success! By Jason Lambrese, 2009 AMSA/GLMA LGBT Health Achievement Award Recipient