Transgender Medicine Curriculum: Integration Into an Organ System-Based Preclinical Program

Date of Review: October, 2018

This single session transgender medicine curriculum, from MedEdPORTAL, is embedded within the Endocrine section of the organ-system based curriculum for first and second year medical students. It uses several educational strategies to keep learners engaged: didactic session, transgender patient Q&A, mock patient interview, panel discussion and small group exercises. Its main strength is that it introduces a topic which is sorely missing in medical school curriculum and involves the patient in curriculum delivery. Assessment is limited to a post-session one-question survey. This limitation was noted by the authors, and future iterations will include NBME-style questions as well as an expanded survey of the learners and follow up during their clinical years. —Mobola Campbell, MD, NCEAS and Elizabeth Ryan, EdD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


University of Cincinnati

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Cincinnati, Ohio

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Self reported learner attitude and 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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