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Physician Associate Program

Yale PA Program LGBTQI+ Curriculum:

Fall Semester Year 1:

  • LGBTQI+ Health and Health Disparities (1 hour)
  • LGBTQI+ Inclusive Sexual History (1 hour)

Spring Semester Year 1:

  • Approaches to Transgender Care (1.5 hours)
  • Gender Affirming Surgery (1 hour)

Summer Semester Year 1:

  • Healthcare for Gender Variant Youth, panel discussion (1.5 hours)
  • Creating a Welcoming Environment for Transgender and Nonbinary Patients (1.5 hours)

Please note that Didactic Year Lectures are only open to PA students

Clinical Elective Years 2 and 3:

Students have the option to select an elective clinical rotation at Whitman Walker Clinic in Washington, DC. In this four-week elective, students care for patients in an urban setting that is focused on LGBTQI+ health. The main preceptor is a Yale PA graduate who provides primary care for a diverse population of adolescents and adults.

U.S. Health Justice Elective:

The U.S. Health Justice Elective is a student-led elective consisting of weekly seminars that aim to teach health professional (MD, Nursing and PA) students about health inequities that manifest as a result of social marginalization and structural inequalities, along with how to address them as future providers. One of the sessions in this elective focuses on LGBTQI+ health and includes 2-2.5 hours of content taught by experienced trans health clinicians and advocates. Topics include recognizing biases affecting LGBTQI+ communities, examining healthcare disparities, and learning clinical skills to ensure LGBTQI+ patients feel safe and respected in healthcare settings. There is no credit for this elective, sessions take place in the evenings, and there is limited space available.