Association of American Medical Colleges

Implementing Curricular and Institutional Climate Changes to Improve Health Care for Individuals Who Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, or Born with DSD

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) convened the Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development in 2012 to develop a set of competencies for undergraduate medical education and to provide a framework for implementing and assessing these resources. Committee members represent multiple disciplines, including nursing, medicine, psychology, and the basic sciences; and multiple levels of training, from student to established clinical or research faculty. Combined, they have decades of experience supporting and advocating for the best patient care for individuals who are LGBT, gender nonconforming, and/or born with DSD. The members of this committee further bring to the table their own experiences as patients, many having faced the same disparities addressed in this publication.
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