New doctors trained to overcome LGBT health care gap

New doctors trained to overcome LGBT health care gap

An article about medical schools providing training to address the LGBT health care gap.

Author: Carolyne Krupe, AMA News Source: AMA Origin Country: United States Publish Date: 2012-11-05 Publication City: Washington, DC Languages: .Resource Type: , .Resource Topics: , , , .Target Audiences: . Last Modified: 2017-11-23

Some medical schools and residencies are equipping the next generation
of doctors to care for this underserved patient population, but education
in the area is lacking.

An estimated 3.4% of Americans identify themselves as LGBT, and many face health
risks due largely to social stigma and a lack of understanding about their medical
experiences and needs, said a 2011 Institute of Medicine report.

Overall, medical schools and residency programs are doing an unacceptable job of
working to eliminate those disparities through education.

This article discusses medical schools providing training to address the LGBT health care gap.