LGBTQ+ Health in the Medical Curriculum: A Call for Change

We will be discussing with the key researchers of the LGBTQ+ Inclusive Medical Alliance (LIMA) to hear about their latest work examining the experience of LGBTQ+ people in healthcare and their new campaign to make teaching on LGBTQ+ health teaching to be made a requirement across UK Medical Schools. 

Their research findings revealed that the current teaching on LGBTQ+ health in medical schools is insufficient, which can have impacts on patients. Findings of a national survey of medical students (N=296) from 29 UK medical education institutions highlighted that over half of participants (51.4%) reported that they had received no teaching on LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare. Only 25.3% of respondents reported feeling confident to treat LGBTQ+ patients upon qualification, and only 12.5% felt their knowledge on LGBTQ+ healthcare was sufficient.


May 26, 2022 at 7:00pm - 8pm