Opportunities for Strengthening the Mentorship of LGBT and Queer Pre-Med Students, Medical Trainees, and Health Care Professionals

Authored by: Jeffrey Wong

The Routledge Handbook of LGBTQIA Administration and Policy

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9780815366508
eBook ISBN: 9781351258807
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351258807-18

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Abstract

This chapter will focus on how strengthening the mentorship experiences of LGBTQ individuals in health career tracks—namely medicine—can positively impact the health of the LGBTQ community. Mentoring on both a personal and professional level can foster a particular resilience that is essential for sexual and/or gender minorities navigating through academic, workplace, and healthcare environments. After reading this chapter, the author hopes that more academic health centers will implement LGBTQ inclusive policies and programs. The author will focus on three stages in one’s career: the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level.

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