Diversity and Inclusion
As a bisexual/pansexual cis-gender male, ensuring that everyone has equal access and equal opportunity to education is an important part of my work as an educator and researcher. It is a continuing experience and I am always looking to learn more.
Sexual Minority Identity in First-Year Medical Students
In 2018 and 2019, I completed a qualitative study examining how our sexual minority first-year medical students navigated our medical curriculum. The results of that study are presented in the poster below. I hope to in the near future, complete this study at a multi-institutional level. If you are interested in having your institution join, contact me here.
Based off these results, I worked with first-year instructors to a) inform them of the unique challenges this student population faces and how they can help and b) help create authentic curricular interventions to reveal unique LGBTQA+ health issues. This endeavor lead to the creation of my Handout for Medical Educators (see below or on the Resources Page) This past Spring I was lucky to spend a few hours discussing LGBTQA+ health disparities and my own experience with the health care system.
Service and Diversity and Inclusion
I am currently a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. I was the lead author of the Diversity and Inclusion Membership Survey, which is currently being analyzed and will be reported soon. From supplying pronoun conference stickers to recruiting diverse members, I try to create a inclusive environment in all professional settings.