This past spring, the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) collaborated with Nelson Sanchez, MD, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and an internist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, on its inaugural two-day interactive Cultural Competencies Training on LGBT Communications and Health Needs. The course, open to all students, faculty and staff from CTSC partner institutions, taught participants about local and national LGBT health disparities and best practices in the care of LGBT patients.
Recently Dr. Sanchez and his colleagues published an important study in the journal LGBT Health that surveyed LGBT healthcare professionals and trainees to evaluate the barriers and facilitators to their careers in academic medicine. The results noted that the participants surveyed were active contributors to their communities and encouraged institutions to develop policies and programming to improve retention of LGBT faculty, promote LGBT scholarship, and prepare students for a diverse workforce by encouraging greater inclusion and visibility for LGBT staff and trainees.
Read more about the study here.