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Table 3 Strategies for Curricular Inclusion

From: Implementation of sexual and gender minority health curricula in health care professional schools: a qualitative study

StrategyQuotation
Explore shared values to improve SGM health care[A] ll medical schools are required to train people, to treat diverse communities. Okay. That’s an overarching value. (Faculty, Medical School)
Optimize student exposure to SGM health content by strategically aligning and layering learning at teachable momentsThe big lesson is it’s very easy to implement … We’re layering it into an environment where we’re already teaching many of those things. So to layer in the idea that there is gender identity development is just not gonna be very time consuming. This isn’t like a one-week unit on all LGBT issues--and I would even be more extreme: Don’t do that. I mean you can do that also and you can certainly do cultural competence and learn terminology and things like that, but in a way this works better ...sitting next to other things that are similar to it. (Faculty, Medical School)
Offer students experiential training with SGM patientsAnd then the other barrier is coming up with experiential opportunities because that’s the thing that really seals it is when people have an opportunity to take care of real people, well medical trainees have a chance to take care of real people. (Faculty, Medical School)
Build partnerships with SGM community experts[T]here’s still so much more we need to teach and so much more we need to learn and that we have to bring in our community experts to work with us (Faculty, Medical School)