Creating an Inclusive Environment for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients and Trainees in Academic Clinical Settings
Program Release: February 28, 2022
Expiration Date: February 28, 2024
Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.
Matthew Murphy, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University School of Public Health
Hospitalist Physician, Rhode Island Hospital, Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, Open Doors Health
Staff Physician, The Rhode Island Public Health Institute
Providence, Rhode Island
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals often encounter significant social marginalization and stigma in clinical settings as patients and trainees. This session presents specific actionable items that can be incorporated into clinical spaces, with a focus on feasible, evidence-based interventions that lead to more affirming and inclusive environments. Successful examples of curricula accessible to all levels of training experience, and resources for continued education for physicians working with the SGM community, will be presented.
This activity is designed for all licensed and practicing physicians.
After completing this course, the learner should be better able to:
- Review social and biobehavioral factors that lead to poor health outcomes for LGBTQ+ populations.
- Identify affirming language to use in documentation and clinical discussions of LGBTQ+ persons.
- Discuss additional steps that can be taken to ensure an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ patients and trainees.
Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
- Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.
- View the CME presentation recording
- Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.
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This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information.
Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
The following speakers and planning committee members* have disclosed the following:
Emily Green*, PhD, MA receives royalties from Springer Nature, Matthew Murphy, MD, MPH receives research support from Boston Scientific.
Jennifer Maloney*, Chelsea Reyes*, Maria Sullivan, BS* have no financial relationships to disclose.
Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This program qualifies for 1.0 hour of CME Credit in Cultural Awareness, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RI CME re-licensure requirements.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.