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AAMC’s Marc Nivet On Developing LGBTI Competencies

New York, NY

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) patients face documented health care disparities related to bias and social stigma, restricted access to health services, and other disparities. Including competencies for the treatment of LGBTI patients in medical school could help future physicians provide better care.  In June, 2011, AAMC was awarded a President’s Grant from the Foundation to define these competencies and establish core elements of a curriculum to train medical students in them. AAMC’s Dr. Marc Nivet discusses the grant and its import in this interview.

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