Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit a resounding Success

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  • October 28, 2015

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The Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit was the first of its kind – a national collaboration dedicated to engaging educational thought leaders in creating a roadmap to integrate sex and gender based evidence into medical and inter-professional education. The Summit was co-sponsored by AMWA, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, the Mayo Clinic, the Society for Women’s Health Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative, Verizon, Brown University Division of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, and Duke School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The Summit featured world-renowned experts in the field of sex and gender based medicine as well as curriculum leaders in academic medicine. Over 100 representatives from medical schools in the United States and Canada were in attendance.

View the program and archived webcast here.

During the summit, participants worked to: (1) Analyze the current climate of sex and gender education in medical schools, with a special focus on sex and gender based health disparities, (2) Assess curricular resources that can be utilized within medical schools or as interprofessional resources, (3) Identify facilitators and barriers to translating sex and gender difference research into evidence-based clinical practice, and (4) Determine how best to address present and future needs to bridge the gaps and disparities between sex and gender medical education and clinical practice.

The outcome of the Summit will be the creation and publication of national student competencies focusing on sex and gender based health. The overarching goal for the Summit is the establishment or adoption of dedicated sex and gender education curricula in all medical schools within the next five years.

AMWA leaders were integral in the support and planning of the Summit: AMWA Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Chin (Summit Co-Chair), AMWA President Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber (Senior Advisory Committee), and AMWA President-elect Dr. Kim Templeton (Planning Committee).  Thanks also to the many AMWA members who helped in the planning and coordination of the Summit and the outreach to medical schools across the nation.

 

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L-R: Dr. Marjorie Jenkins (Summit Chair), Phyllis Greenberger, Dr. Virginia Miller (Host Co-Chair)

 

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L-R: Dr. Karolina Kublickiene, Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, Dr. Marianne Legato, Dr. Alyson McGregor, Dr. Virginia Miller

 

 

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Dr. Bonnie Miller

 

Dr. John Juk

Dr. John Luk

 

Dr. Jabbar Bennett

Dr. Jabbar Bennett

 

Dr. Marjorie Jenkins (Summit Chair)

Dr. Marjorie Jenkins (Summit Chair)

Summit Speakers Monday Morning

Summit Speakers (10/19 AM) and Chairs

International Curriculum Panel L-R Dr. George Kararigas (Germany), Dr. Robert Casanova (US), Dr. Karolina Kublickiene (Sweden), Dr. Gillian Einstein (Canada), Dr. Marianne Legato (US)

International Curriculum Panel
L-R: Dr. George Kararigas (Germany), Dr. Robert Casanova (US), Dr. Karolina Kublickiene (Sweden), Dr. Gillian Einstein (Canada), Dr. Marianne Legato (US)

Dr. Eliza Chin (Summit Co-Chair, L) and Dr. Marjorie Jenkins (Summit Chair, R)

Dr. Eliza Chin (Summit Co-Chair, L) and Dr. Marjorie Jenkins (Summit Chair, R)

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