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Tuesday, February 28 • 11:00am - 11:45am
ARCHES - [Oral Presentation] 2. Where to begin: Developing a comprehensive sexuality curriculum

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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Where to begin: Developing a comprehensive sexuality curriculum

B. Austin, P. Basaviah, B. Herman, D. Matsuda, M. Bryant, Stanford School of Medicine
Abstract Body: Context As an integral member of the healthcare team, patients expect that medical students will have the training and expertise related to their healthcare inclusive of sexual health and activities. To address this theme, the curriculum oversight committee at our institution established the Sexuality, Sexual Function and Gender curriculum working group. The group was tasked with with updating our Stanford curriculum to be on the forefront of national and regional standards. The workgroup conducted a thorough review of the current Stanford curriculum, as well as those across the nation, leading to the development of new learning objectives and specific recommendations for an integrated thread of topics on Sexuality, Gender and Sexual Function to be addressed across the medical school continuum. The group identified the following areas of focus for the new curriculum: Respectful, sensitive communication with patients and colleagues Identification of sexuality issues across all medical disciplines (sexual orientation, identity, age, function and quality of life) Sensitivity in case development, i.e., including LGBTQI populations as part of cases centered on common medical conditions, such as hypertension; and, conversely, avoiding stereotypes (e.g., avoiding a gay male stereotype in HIV-related cases) Transgender health issues Sexuality issues in geriatric populations Consideration of a name change for the HHD Women’s Health block, where many sexuality-related topics related to all genders are currently focused Objectives Describe a framework for development of a comprehensive curriculum on sexuality, sexual function and gender. Describe one approach to integrating AAMC objectives into institution-specific objectives and curricular modalities Share established institutional benchmarks Explain the importance of involving key stakeholders that represent the diversity of expertise on this topic (including faculty, students, medical education staff, deans, etc.) Discuss successes, challenges and barriers in establishing curriculum Key Message and Conclusion This is one example of one institution's experience in implementing curricular change with regards to sexuality, sexual function and gender. Establishing a comprehensive sexuality curriculum is a multi-faceted, team effort and there are opportunities across the region to collaborate on best practices in diversifying curriculum and provide strategies for success.

Tuesday February 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am

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