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LGBT Health Care Advocacy in Academic Medicine

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Video Length: 28 minutes

In this video, Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, interviews Carl G. Streed, MD and Ed Callahan, PhD, on the opportunities available for members of the academic medicine to engage in LGBT health care advocacy at the institutional, local, and national levels. During this conversation, they discuss the need for explicit action in order to address the historic silence around LGBT health in academic medicine, how taking action can help mitigate health disparities faced by gender and sexual minorities, and how LGBT health care advocacy efforts across different residency programs can help provide care to our nation's increasingly diverse population.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify at least three opportunities for student, resident, and faculty involvement in LGBT health education and advocacy
  • Distinguish between strategic approaches to LGBT health education and advocacy inclusion across levels of health professional training
  • Develop a plan to support student, resident, and faculty involvement in LGBT health education and advocacy at the learner’s institution


Ed Callahan, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and
Professor of Family Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine

Carl G. Streed, Jr, MD
Internal Medicine House Staff
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Vice-Chair, AMA Advisory Committee on LGBT Issues
Member, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development


Suggested Citation

Association of American Medical Colleges. "LGBT Health Care Advocacy in Academic Medicine." (November, 2015). AAMC Videos and Resources. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. 

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