Transgender patients struggle with access to quality care, as well as disparities in risk behaviors and health outcomes.
Despite curricular guidelines, structured training on transgender care remains minimal nationally.
Societal acceptance of diverse sexual and gender identities means that a greater number of transgender patients seek care.
Family Medicine's approach to care provides an ideal setting for transgender patient care and training.
The Transform Health Turfland Track aims to address this educational and care gap through a curriculum designed to meet AAFP and AAMC Standards.
Learn About Transgender Care
- Join any time or all years.
- Those who complete all three years will receive a completion of Track certificate and official listing on residency transcript.
- Requires only 30-32 hours per year outside clinic time.
- Opportunities to present at regional or national conferences and/or publish in MedEdPORTAL.
By the end of the program, the resident should be able to:
- Demonstrate increased knowledge of transgender patient care.
- Demonstrate skill in assessing and counseling in a culturally appropriate manner
- Feel confidence in assuming care of transgender patients.
- Exhibit leadership in advocacy for gender minority health and wellness.
- Clinical Care: Assignment to mentored LGBTQ* clinic and Personal continuity clinic patients.
- Five Didactic Sessions: Reflection on clinic encounters, case vignettes, discussion of topical reading and role-play
- View/Read and reflect on an approved film or book from a transgender patient perspective
- Attend TransKY meeting and submit reflection of this experience at the community support group.
- Develop and present a transgender care topic at a local conference.
Track Faculty Lead
Keisa Fallin Bennett, MD, MPH
Director, Transform Health Project
Sarah Marks, MD, MA, FAFFP
Associate Residency Program Director