Submission ID 78224

Code P42
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Category Medical Education
Type Poster
Will the presenter be a: Student
Title Assessing Inclusion of 2sglbtq+ Health Issues in Queen's University's Undergraduate Medical Curriculum
Background/Purpose Misinformation and misrepresentation of Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (2SLGBTQ+) persons are unacceptable in medical education. A comprehensive review of a pre-clerkship undergraduate medical curriculum was completed to determine if complete and correct information was included to prepare students to work with this population.
Methods Pairs of 2SLGBTQ+ students and allies screened titles and descriptions of all pre-clerkship learning events to identify those which covered relevant healthcare issues or potential areas of misrepresentation of 2SLGBTQ+ identities. Flagged events had their content evaluated by one reviewer. Issues identified were coded into the following: (1) non-inclusive language, (2) stereotyping, (3) incorrect or outdated information, (4) missing information, and (5) inclusive and correct information.
Results 1075 learning events were screened, and 104 learning events were flagged and reviewed. Of these, 6.9% used non-inclusive language, 2.3% included stereotyping, 4.6% had outdated information, and 40.2% had missing information. Conversely, 25.3% of these events featured positive and inclusive information.
Discussion Improvements were recommended for the identified issues, the majority of which consisted of changing wording or including brief statement on how 2SLGBTQ+ individuals may experience health phenomena differently . As next steps, specific, evidence-based recommendations will be offered to faculty to address concerns identified. Additional recommendations will be made to the Curriculum Committee including strategies to use non-gendered language, to include patients of gender and sexual minorities in cases, to engage in practices such as pronoun sharing or displaying of 2SLGBTQ+ symbols, and to avoid comments that frame 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion as a major challenge or burden.
Keyword 1 Undergraduate Medical Education
Keyword 2 2SLGBTQ+ Health
Keyword 3 Curriculum Review
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Undergraduate Medical Education
Abstract Track - First Choice Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Authors Stephanie Grantham
Stephanie Grantham
Emma Faught
Jennifer McCall
Michelle Gibson

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