Episode 533

Journal Review in Surgical Education: LGBTQ+ Experience in Surgery

EP. 533 •

Oct 10, 2022

• 34 MIN

Journal Review in Surgical Education: LGBTQ+ Experience in Surgery

OVERVIEW

Does surgery have a leaky pipeline problem?  What is it like for LGBTQ+ students, trainees, and faculty to be in the field of surgery?  In this Journal Club episode, we review recent research and calls to action that illuminate these and other questions in the field.  We’re joined by a panel of guests from all levels of training, including Eric Pillado MD MS, Christopher Digesu MD, Jessica Halem MBA, and Michaela West MD PhD. 
Learning Objectives:
·       Identify hazards for LGBTQ+ trainees in surgery
·       Describe potential actions to improve LGBTQ+ inclusivity in surgery
·       Correlate the provision of LGBTQ+ health care and the wellbeing of LGBTQ+ staff
References:
Experiences of LGBTQ+ Residents in US General Surgery Training Programs – https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2021.5246 
Invited Commentary – Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying Is Reported to Be High by LGBTQ+ Surgical Residents – https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2021.5272 
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Surgery—A Call to Action – https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2021.6777 
Being queer without proximal or distal control – https://vascularspecialistonline.com/being-queer-without-proximal-or-distal-control/

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