Study: U.S. Medical Schools Fall Short on LGBT Issues
Most medical schools do not adequately address topics that affect care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers at Stanford University surveyed medical school deans in the U.S. and Canada to assess their curricula on topics such as gender identity and disparities in health care access for LGBT populations. Nearly all students were taught to ask patients about the gender of their sexual partners, but a majority of medical schools devoted only five hours to instruction on other LGBT-related issues.
- "Medical Schools Neglect Gay and Gender Issues" (Chen, "Well," New York Times, 11/10).