A Pediatric Transgender Medicine Curriculum for Multidisciplinary Trainees

Date of Review: October, 2020

This comprehensive intervention, form MedEdPORTAL, provides instruction on gender-affirming care for transgender children and adolescent to a broad group of learners including medical students, interns, and NP trainees. The educational format consists of online modules, which had been developed and used with good effect previously, as well as in-person observation at the UCSF pediatric transgender clinic. The online and in-person components of this training were situated within the adolescent medicine curricula that existed for each group of learners. Direct exposure to the robust transgender care team that exists at UCSF is a clear strength of the intervention, though the authors acknowledge that this may not be replicable at other institutions; for this reason, they also measured outcomes after completion of the online modules as stand-alone training. This curriculum fills a critical need for education about gender-affirming medical treatment and psychosocial supports for pediatric patients. Although coupling online training with in-person experience is the ideal, the authors show that the virtual component of this curriculum is also effective and can be more widely disseminated.. –Beth Anne Scharle, MD, NCEAS

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San Francisco, CA

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Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)

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