I’ve been part of the Association of American Medical Colleges Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development (Axis) for over a year now.
We’re now getting to know one another and I’m happily discovering all of the expertise across academic medicine that exists in support of LGBTQ health. It’s pretty awesome.
This month was my turn to introduce myself, who I am, where I came from, and what I hope to do with this group, in 10 minutes. My slides are below, for the record…..
This webinar, entitled The Nuts and Bolts of Caring for and Teaching about Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth, was the first project completed by my small subcomittee of the AAMC AXIS committee (see: I said yes: AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Development).
During the presentation by Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH and Jennifer L. Rehm, MD, emcee’d by Henry Ng, MD, MPH and Jason Schneider, MD, I was reminded how far we have come.
I really enjoyed watching this video (a) because of the innovation that’s happening in medical schools today – (innovation in compassion that is) (b) the breadth of people across the leadership spectrum in academic medicine who are now involved in supporting a more inclusive medical school experience and Continue reading→
This week’s photograph was taken from the roof on top of the beautiful, LEED Gold-certified Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMCtoday) headquarters, situated in historic Mt. Vernon Square, in Washington, DC. The view itself is a brand new vantage point (since 2014) of a historic street, destroyed once in 1968 following the assassination of Martin … Continue reading Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA
This is a perspective piece accompanying the study that I wrote about yesterday.
In some areas, like academic medicine, the medical profession continues to change at a pace slower than the world around it:
we posit that SGM* trainees and health professionals face discrimination in medicine and that these environments are ultimately connected to the inequities that our patients encounter when accessing care.
When I published the story of my colleague, Social Innovator: Louise “Lu” Casa, MSN, CRNP, CTTS on identity, partnership, teamwork, who came out at the beginning of her career, in 1983 (!), I cited data from 1994 about acceptance of sexual minority students (gender minorities weren’t even on the radar then). Lu noticed these articles and sent them my way. Continue reading→
I don’t work in academic medicine and I am not in the medical education system. However, I am one of its products, and the people I serve are its beneficiaries. Sometimes with fantastic results, other times, in the case of people who are transgender or gender non-conforming, results that are underwhelming.