Introductory Learning of Inclusive Sexual History Taking: An E-Lecture, Standardized Patient Case, and Facilitated Debrief

Date of Review: October, 2018

This MedEdPORTAL resource is a three-part curriculum module for first year medical students to introduce inclusive sexual history-taking skills and other concepts related to gender identity and expression. Curricular elements include an online lecture, standardized patient case, and a facilitated debriefing session. SP guides, structured feedback forms, facilitator guides, student instructions, and post-activity evaluation forms are also included.   The module is intended for use within a first-year clinical skills curriculum at the time when students are learning the sexual history.  This curriculum initiative was student-driven.   Learners were satisfied with the curriculum and reported improved confidence in their abilities;    narrative student feedback is provided to supplement quantitative evaluation data. No measured outcomes from the SP checklists were included in the curriculum evaluation. Brigid Dolan, MD, NCEAS and Katy Wright, PhD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Baltimore, MD

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:

Post only

Level of Learner Assessment:

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


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