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Informational Guide to Effective Practices for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Students and Patients

I. Curriculum

Section A: Faculty development to prepare faculty to work with students and patients.

Section B: Curricular components, interviewing skills, etc.

Section C: Faculty who have expertise

Section D: Education and Training in topics pertaining to GLBT included as a required competency

II. Policies

When possible schools should have policies that explicitly address issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Those policies could include notice of non-discrimination, appropriate treatment of students and a procedure to address complaints and institutional commitment to making policies effective.

III. Services

Institutional support for GLBT based student organization when requested including faculty liaison, financial support comparable to other student groups, meeting space, support for student networking or institutional activities for support and networking, personal and career counseling provided by individuals sensitive to the needs of GLBTI, safe zone training for faculty and staff, and access to health care that is responsive to the specific needs of GLBT students.

Appendices

Joint AAMC-GSA and AAMC-OSR Recommendations Regarding Institutional Programs and Educational Activities to Address the Needs of GLBT Students and Patients These recommendations were created to address the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) students and patients. They address medical school responses to the needs of and educational programming for GLBT medical students and attitudes toward GLBT students and patients.

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