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Title: Gynecologic Elective Rotation in Transgender Care
1) To create a syllabus of readings that reflects basic health needs of transgender individuals
2) To educate residents on the psychosocial and physical changes which accompany the transition from male-to-female or female-to-male to allow for culturally competent care; on preventive health care for transgender patients; and on sex hormone supplementation and health ramifications of supplementation
This is a curriculum design project using “learner-centered” education. A syllabus of reading material is in development using input from the transgender multidisciplinary care team at Kaiser Permanente Oakland, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, and the ACOG. The resident will participate in patient care for one month in the multidisciplinary transgender clinic at Kaiser Permanente Oakland. The resident will develop a practice-based learning project on a transgender topic of choice which will culminate in a presentation to the multidisciplinary clinic faculty. At the end of each rotation, feedback will be garnered from the resident and the multidisciplinary team to facilitate ongoing improvement for trainee education.
Residents will participate in a semi-structured, learner-based curriculum centered on transgender health care. Resident and faculty feedback will be incorporated into the curriculum to allow for an evolving educational experience with this patient population.
Residents will acquire knowledge of psychosocial and physical changes associated with transgender transitions. Residents will be able to provide culturally-competent preventive health care to transgender patients and will have a basic understanding of sex hormone supplementation and its effects.
2014, Resident, Residency Director, Patient Care, GME, Sexuality,