Clinical Skills Course
The Role of The Physician in Caring for LGBTQ Patients:
In this two-hour panel discussion, panelists share their experiences as LGBTQI+ people and patients. Panelists vary from year to year, and may include Yale faculty and trainees or community members from the greater New Haven area. In addition to a review of respectful terminology for LGBTQI+ people, the session includes an opportunity for students to ask questions of the panelists.
Energy & Metabolism Master Course
Care of Transgender Patients:
This is a 1-hour lecture that includes a primer on the difference between gender, sex, and sexuality, and the proper use of pronouns, followed by a discussion of the various components of transgender care such as gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgery. Attention is also given to the history of transgender care and ways physicians can minimize stigma and bias.
Connections to the World Master Course
Psychosocial Aspects of Gender Identity:
This is a 1-hour lecture that discusses various theories of child development in the context of sexual and gender minorities. An important focus is placed on the unique challenges that LGBTQI+ adolescents face, such as harrassment, discrimination, suicide, and depression.
Across the Lifespan Master Course
Male and Female Genitourinary Embryology:
This is the first half of a 1-hour lecture on the embryological development of the genitourinary system. The lecture includes information about how variations in this process can result in intersex characteristics.
Intersex: a Brief History:
This is the second half of a 1-hour lecture on the embryological development of the genitourinary system. It focuses on the cultural, social, medical, and legal history of intersex individuals in the United States.
Autonomic/Sensory Regulation of Micturition and Gender-Affirming Surgery:
This is a 1-hour buzz group during which students watch a video on gender-affirming surgery and read a patient case related to bladder control, before participation in a small group discussion to answer questions related to each topic.
Attacks and Defenses Master Course
HIV/AIDS Transmission, Natural History, & Disease Manifestations:
This is a 1-hour lecture that is a component of a 3-part series focusing on the pathobiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of HIV and AIDS. In this session, there is a particular focus on the epidemiology of HIV in sexual minorities.
HIV Treatment and Prophylaxis:
This is a 1-hour lecture that is a component of a 3-part series focusing on the pathobiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of HIV and AIDS. This session includes an emphasis on PrEP.