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MUSC Culturally Sensitive Care Program

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of the LGBTQIA+ Community



MUSC Culturally Sensitive Care: Addressing the Healthcare Needs of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Friday, Oct. 1 and Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, 12:00 to 4:00 pm EST with Meet and Greet from 4:00 to 5:00 pm EST

All sessions will take place in-person and via Zoom.  Please register to obtain the link.

Registration is now open.

Program Background:

The Medical University of South Carolina embarked on a university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan in 2015.  One of the major initiatives of this Plan was around Education and Training.  While extensive efforts have been made in this area, feedback from the Fall 2017 MUSC College of Health Professions Diversity and Inclusion Survey and Focus Groups indicated that a need remains for more in-depth and comprehensive content that would be accessible to faculty, staff, and students available to both the University and MUSC Health.  Additional feedback included that employees and students saw a need for more in-person offerings, discussion-based/interactive components, certification options, and content that would be easily integrated into traditional and online course settings.  The MUSC Culturally Sensitive Care program was developed to address those needs in the Fall of 2018.

Fall 2021 Culturally Sensitive Care Program:

This workshop will educate participants in culturally sensitive care approaches using the framework of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) Office of Minority Health. This year topics will be primarily related to addressing the healthcare needs of the LGBTQIA+ community with updates from local, state, and national guest speakers including topics such as terminology/pronouns, inclusive workforce, policies and advocacy, mental health, transgender community needs, and sexual health. Sessions will also include discussion on health disparities, racial/ethnic factors, social determinants of health, and vulnerable/underserved populations. Course content will available in-person, via Zoom, and asynchronously available including expert lectures and panels, and discussion groups.

We are delighted to announce the featured Keynote Speaker this year is Dr. Jack Turban from Stanford University.

Jack Turban MD MHS is a chief fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he researches the mental health of transgender youth. He is also a frequent op-ed contributor, with work featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, and Vox. He is regularly consulted by the media about the mental health of LGBTQ youth.

Workshop Details

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Contact Dr. Cristina Reyes Smith for more information: