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Sep 8

Medical Students Not Taught Enough on LGBT, HIV/AIDS Issues

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Medical students aren’t being taught the unique health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, according to a survey of school deans published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Out of a four-year doctorate program, on average, schools devoted five hours to topics such as sex reassignment surgery, mental health and HIV/AIDS. Nearly all responding schools taught students to ask patients their sexual orientation when gathering a medical history, but they are not being taught to engage and carry the conversation further. Click here for more.

Five hours in four years? Surely, this topic is deep enough to warrant more than five hours in four years, yes?