Not only was our SafeZone training well attended at ~20 students, we also learned that we have RUN OUT of white coat pins! We had 100 and they disappeared in a month! Rock on DUCOM students for showing your support for your LGBTQ peers, colleagues and patients!
Here are some cool new things in the LGBT world:
Seminar: Transgender 101: A Guide for Future Providers
When: Tuesday, February 19 from 5:30-7:00pm
Location: AUD B
Margarita Litvak, MSIV (Moderator)
Anthony Rodriguez, MD (Assoc. Dean for Student Affairs & Diversity, DUCOM)
Rachel Prellwitz, Transgender Patient and Advocate
Objective: To provide future providers a comprehensive introduction to issues facing a transgender patient population and a guide to how to make their office environments welcome to all patients. The panel will provide both a patient’s and provider’s perspective and will provide for an interactive question and answer session with students.
This is our new thing. General Awareness-Building Initiatives (GABIs) are programs designed to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues for the general DUCOM community. We are starting out with two little ones: LGBTQ concept-of-the-week emails, and getting rainbow caduceus (“Ally”) white coat pins to give out to students.
DUCOM will be closed Monday and Tuesday for Hurricane Sandy. Hope everyone is prepared, be safe!