Let’s Talk About Sex: The Social Determinants of Sexual and Reproductive Health for Second-Year Medical Students

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, introduces first year medical students to social determinants of health through the lens of sexual and reproductive health. The 2-hour module includes a required pre-work (3 short readings), a 1-hour interactive, large group didactic session, and a 1-hour panel. Panelists were recruited from diverse backgrounds to speak about their experiences with the health care system, particularly related to their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity; their primary care physician recruited each panelist and served as the session facilitator. The resource includes all pre-readings, annotated slides for the didactic session, and a facilitator guide for the panel. The session evaluation demonstrated improvement in student attitudes related to addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of their patients, including patients whose sexual and/or gender identity differed from their own. With some modifications to account for local variation, the slides and panel could be modified for use at other institutions. — Brigid Dolan, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:

sstumbar@fiu.edu

Institution:

Florida International University

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Miami, FL

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:

MedEdPORTAL

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Self-reported learner attitude

Self-reported learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:

Pre/Post