Sexual Health Leadership Course
Learn more about the 2019 Scholars Program below. Sign up here for registration updates to join the next cohort of AMSA Scholars in Fall of 2020!
Issues with desire, arousal, orgasm, or pain are often secondary to other medical conditions. Many physicians, however, are unsure how to proceed with conversations about sexual health, leaving their patients at risk for decreased quality of life, depression, interpersonal conflicts, and potential noncompliance with medications. Physicians must have the ability to deftly and sensitively address sexual problems and support healthy sexuality. This program is dedicated to preparing participants to become leaders in this field, through the exploration of topics including sexual abuse, sexual self-esteem, tools and toys, adolescent sexual development, and more.
Start Date: September 17, 2019
End Date: January 14, 2020
Meeting Times: Tuesdays from 8 - 10 PM ET
Registration for the Scholars Program is open to all AMSA members. Below are the registration rates for AMSA members and options to join AMSA and register.
|Join & Register: Graduate Membership||$35|
|Join & Register: Medical Student One-Year Membership||$60|
|Join & Register: Medical Student Four-Year Membership||$110|
|Join & Register: Premedical Four-Year Membership||$110|
|Join & Register: Supporting One-Year Membership (Allied Health)||$60|
Why will I LOVE this Program?
Despite the high prevalence of sexual dysfunction among individuals in the U.S., many physicians feel inadequately prepared to manage sexual problems and support healthy sexuality. In fact, AMSA’s Sexual Health Leadership Course has found that 85% of medical students report receiving less than five hours of medical education dedicated to sexual health. In 2009, AMSA launched the Sexual Health Leadership Course to begin to address the lack of knowledge and skills training of American medical students in sexual health. This is your opportunity to develop knowledge and skills regarding sexual health care and become a leader in this field!