LGBT & Differences of Sex Development Patient Care

Provided by the Association of American Medical College (AAMC), MedEdPORTAL is a cross-indexed suite of services that equips educators, administrators and students in the health education professions with effective and efficient teaching and assessment resources. MedEdPORTAL’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT), and Differences of Sex Development (DSD) Patient Care Collection serves as the online destination for identifying, developing, and sharing resources aimed at improving health education in support of providing comprehensive patient care for LGBT and DSD-affected individuals. 

LGBT and DSD-affected individuals face well-documented disparities when interacting with the health care system including: poorer access to needed care, bias and discrimination, a lack of provider knowledge and/or comfort in providing care, absent or suboptimal risk factor assessment, and medical management that is not grounded in the current best evidence. These disparities can lead to unnecessary and preventable negative health outcomes. To support efforts to overcome these disparities, MedEdPORTAL seeks developed curricula and assessments, best practices and continuing education focused on optimizing learners’ acquisition of the competencies and abilities to provide comprehensive care for these populations.  

MedEdPORTAL welcomes submissions to the LGBT & DSD Patient Care Collection in any of its three services: Publications, iCollaborative, and the CE Directory.

Submit to Publications

An online repository of peer reviewed, classroom tested teaching resources that adhere to the full standards of professional scholarship. Submissions are first vetted for copyright and patient privacy compliance and then subjected to the scrutiny of two independent reviewers using a standardized peer review process that is grounded in the tenants of scholarship. MedEdPORTAL publications are on par with traditional scholarly works, may support faculty tenure and advancement decisions and follow the MedEdPORTAL Submission Standards. Published authors receive a formal citation for their accepted publication. Teaching materials that enhance the curriculum may take many forms including tutorials, case studies, simulations, or other tools which have a clear set of learning objectives and detailed instructions for implementation.

Key characteristics of a teaching module published in MedEdPORTAL include:

  1. Functions as a full, stand-alone teaching/learning activity;

  2. Includes obtainable educational objectives and outcome-based measures;

  3. Replicable and relevant for other faculty.

For formal peer review and posting of materials in Publications, please Submit to Publications.

Submit to iCollaborative

An open access, online platform for sharing information and exchanging best practices for transforming health care education and delivery. Submissions to iCollaborative do not undergo peer review nor do authors receive a formal citation for their work. The purpose of posting materials within iCollaborative is to share and collaborate on health education and delivery innovations. 

To share your work in iCollaborative, please Submit to iCollaborative.

Browse Resources

Student-Led Supplemental LGBT Curriculum

When pre-clinical medical students at New York University were surveyed about their knowledge, attitudes, and confidence in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients, many students expressed a lack of confidence in their ability to take a sexual history of an LGBT patient or properly address their specific healthcare needs. This poster describes a four-lecture supplemental curriculum that was deve...

Featured Collection

The 2015 LGBT Health Workforce Conference is being hosted by the Building The Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) group at Hunter College in New York City. To facilitate the sharing of educational and research scholarship addressing the health care concerns of the LBGT community, MedEdPORTAL is hosting a poster session at the conference.

AAMC's Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development Project

Learn about the AAMC's efforts to increase awareness about sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex development in medical education.

Call for Submissions

View and download the full call for submissions.

Competent Care

The Curriculum Integration Objectives define the competency domains necessary to provide comprehensive and sensitive care for the LGBT and DSD-affected populations, along with specific objectives for undergraduate medical education.

Learn More

For more information about the LGBT & DSD-affected Patient Care collection contact Sara Hunt at:

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