Gender & Sexuality Policy Coordinator

August 21, 2019

Graham Dersnah is a third-year medical student at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Graham earned an Honours Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, with minors in Computer Science and Biology, at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He then completed a Bachelor of Education at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. After graduation, he worked as a high school math and biology teacher. In his first school, he created and facilitated a Positive Space Group to provide a safe space for students to learn and discuss sexuality-related topics, and to promote LGBTQ* acceptance. He recently completed the AMSA Sexual Health Leadership and Trans Health Leadership courses. He was inspired by these courses to design and conduct a research project with fellow students that studied the effects of additional sexual health and LGBTQ* education on student-patient interaction. He hopes that with more student education and understanding, there will be fewer health disparities and instances of gender and sexuality discrimination by our future physicians.