Incorporating LGBT Health in an Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum Through the Construct of Social Determinants of Health

Date of Review: February, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, introduces LGBTQ* health content to medical students and could be used in the latter part of the pre-clinical years. The authors provide a didactic lecture applying the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) framework to the LGBTQ* health context to understand how these factors influence their health outcomes. The lecture also examines how other SDH intersect with sexual/gender minority status to further widen the health equity gap. The full powerpoint with notes as well as a pre/post lecture survey are included. This lecture can be easily integrated into longitudinal curricula about LGBTQ* health; health equity or disparities and represents a novel approach to highlighting these underrepresented curricular areas. A faculty expert in both content areas is required to facilitate this lecture. — Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Baylor College of Medicine

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Houston, TX

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:

Pre/Post Retrospective


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