Comprehensive Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents on Primary Care of Patients Identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender

Date of Review: February, 2021

This four-module, case-based, interactive curriculum was developed at the University of Pittsburgh and highlights knowledge gaps in caring for LGBTQI patients. The target audience is internal medicine residents– importantly, there is a paucity of materials available on this topic for graduate medical learners, so this curriculum fills a critical role. Knowledge, perceived importance, and confidence were assessed before and after each module delivery, and the modules were demonstrated to have a positive effect among the recipients. The modules are easily adaptable and flexible within the time constraints of residency programs and the training materials ensure that faculty are well-prepared to speak to these topics. This is a thoughtful resource that achieves it stated aims and would be a good addition to the ambulatory curriculum in any internal medicine residency program. –Beth Anne Scharle, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

Pittsburgh, PA

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Clinical Specialty:

Family and Community Medicine

Internal Medicine

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Self-reported learner attitude

Measured learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

Measured in learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:


Level of Learner Assessment:

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

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)

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