Electives Home  | Academic Affairs Home  |  WCMC Home  |  Try a New Search
Course Info
Course Name
LGBT Health Research & Clinical Edu
Course Number
MEDC 8013 01 NYP
Nelson Sanchez M.D.
Anthony Pho
Domestic visiting students? MD, DO Int'l visiting students? Yes Description: There is a paucity of educational materials and research addressing LGBT patient care and LGBT health. Training future health professionals to complete scholarship in LGBT health will lead to the creation of new learning materials for clinicians and unveil new research on health disparities within the local LGBT community. It will also prepare students for careers in academia. During the first week of the elective, the student(s) and course director will meet daily to identify and develop a scholarly project that can be completed within a 4-week time period. During the remaining three weeks, the course director and student will meet twice a week to ensure timely completion of the identified project. Examples of a scholarly project include the creation of an educational module used in the care of LGBT patients or summarizing data on a specific health disparity identified via the electronic medical records sexual orientation and gender identity data fields. ** The course can be broken up into two two-week sessions over an academic year if a student prefers, but the elective is designed as a four-week block to ensure completed scholarly work. Course Learning Objectives At the end of this elective students will be able to: • Describe and perform a scholarly project dedicated to the health improvement of LGBT patients (eg: clinical skills education module, creation of a health lecture specific to LGBT health, electronic medical record-based health disparities research project) • Describe and perform the submission of scholarly work to a regional or national medical conference or peer-reviewed publication. Criteria for Evaluation Completion of the elective will require satisfactory completion of a scholarly project as determined by the course director. A completed project will be formatted for submission to MedEdPORTAL, a national health conference, or a health publication.
Course Schedule
Day and Time Dates Location
07/08/2019 - 08/04/2019