The Advanced Training in Gender and Sexual Minority Health Care Certificate is designed to support the cultivation of critical knowledge to enhance the delivery of quality, culturally competent patient-centered care to LGBTQIA+ communities. This program includes a comprehensive series of modules involving a variety of medical specialties including but not limited to Primary Care, Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry, Endocrinology, Laryngology, OBGYN, and Plastic and Urologic Surgery. Topics included in the curriculum include Social Determinants of Health, Sexual Health and Wellness, Gender Affirming Care, Family Planning, Vocal Therapy, and Advancements in GSM Research and Innovation.

Program Mission

The Advanced Training in Gender and Sexual Minority Health Care Certificate program is designed to empower students to transform health care delivery via instruction and formation of foundational skillsets in informed patient engagement, environmental patient safety, allyship, advocacy, research, service, health care policy and legislation. The curriculum takes into consideration diverse perspectives by appointing distinguished lecturers of different ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds who are leaders in our community. Coursework is aimed to reduce health disparities, health care discrimination, systemic oppression, and stigmatization for LGBTQIA+ populations.

Who may participate?

Wake Forest School of Medicine MD, PA, CRNA, and Graduate students may enroll. Residents, faculty, and staff of Wake Forest and Atrium Health are eligible beginning in the Fall of 2022. 

Curriculum Overview