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Safe Zone and LGBTQ* Issues in Medicine Mini-Course

Members of the WFSOM GSA will be putting on the third annual “Safe Zone and LGBTQ* Issues in Medicine” training, a three session mini-course that will teach medical, PA, CRNA, and graduate students how to care for LGBTQ* patients in a safe and welcoming environment. Topics will include LGBTQ* identities, caring for LGBTQ* patients, transgender and intersex health and advocacy, and LGBTQ* health disparities. It is our hope that in addition to making you a better provider or researcher, this course will also increase the visibility of allies on campus for both our LGBTQ* patients and our LGBTQ* classmates.


The course will take place on three Monday evenings at the downtown Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education. All three sessions are required for completion of the course.  After completing the course, you will receive a course certificate and a rainbow Caduceus white coat pin. In order to pay for the certificate, pin, and nightly catered dinner, the GSA is charging a small tuition fee of $10 for students.


Session 1: Advocacy for Pediatric Patients and Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

January 30, 5:30-8:00 pm


Session 2: Reimagining the Gender Binary- Transgender and Intersex Health and Advocacy

February 6, 5:30-8:00 pm


Session 3: Patient Perspectives- Addressing Health Care Disparities and Patient Advocacy in the LGBTQ* Community

February 13, 5:30-8:00 pm


To sign up, please fill out the form below. Payment can be made in person by cash or to the following Venmo account: Tim-Oh-1


Safe Zone Sign-Up Link


Don’t hesitate to email us with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you!




Your WFSOM Safe Zone Program Directors


Kyle McNamara, MD-PhD 2021, kmcnamar@wakehealth.edu

Tim Oh, MD 2019, toh@wakehealth.edu

Taylor Lammert, MD 2019, tlammert@wakehealth.edu

Charley Cummings, PA 2017, cummings@wakehealth.edu

Gwen Davis, MD 2018, gldavis@wakehealth.edu