Learning Experiences in LGBT Health During Dermatology Residency

Jordan T. Hyde, John C. Trinidad, Kathryn T. Shahwan, Cuong Nguyen, Howa Yeung, David R. Carr*

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Approximately 4.5% of adults in the United States identify as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, and this population has a variety of health care disparities. Dermatologists have the potential to greatly impact the health of this community, but learning experiences in dermatology residency are lacking. In this study, we investigated LGBT education in dermatologic residency from the residents’ perspective and assessed preparedness of dermatology residents to care for this community. An online survey was distributed to current US dermatology residents through program coordinator and program director listserves and postings on dermatology social media groups. Descriptive statistics and a Kruskal-Wallis rank test were used for analysis. There were 114 respondents. This study demonstrated that many dermatology residents are not effectively taught LGBT health topics and feel unprepared to treat this community. Most dermatology residents desired increased training. Further research is needed to determine the best strategies for increasing LGBT learning experiences in dermatology residency programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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