The Case of Ty Jackson: An Interactive Module on LGBT Health Employing Introspective Techniques and Video- Based Case Discussion

Date of Review: August, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, presents information on LGBT health to first-year medical students, introducing issues including the spectrum of human sexuality, health issues for LGBT patients, and better practices for promoting affirming care. The curriculum is designed for a single 2.5 hour session (though authors state it can be delivered in as little as 1.5 hours), with instructional methods including a PowerPoint presentation, sexuality survey (with results reviewed and discussed interactively among learners), videos of provider-patient encounters (that lead to small group discussions), and community-based resources. The resource has several strengths, including the breadth of material and an up-to-date presentation of current evidence. Although facilitators should generally be knowledgeable in this area before delivering this curriculum, the facilitator guide is comprehensive and detailed, with easy-to-follow instructions about incorporating included files (videos, Powerpoint slides, etc.) into the session plan/agenda. Though designed for medical students, the curriculum is flexible enough to be delivered to other learners. One minor limitation is the video demonstrating poor communication practices, which is a little over the top; a more realistic video, focusing on common mistakes that could be made by well-meaning clinicians, might be a more useful learning tool. Overall, however, this curriculum is impressive in its breadth and the ease with which it can be implemented. –Dave Liss, PhD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:

jps304@njms.rutgers.edu

Institution:

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

Newark, NJ

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:

MedEdPORTAL

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:

Pre/Post

 

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