National Sex and Gender Based Medicine Practitioner Registry and FAQs

A registry of medical (below) and other healthcare practitioners (to be added) who have demonstrated a commitment to applying sex and gender evidence into their clinical practice, and who have completed a certificate program which requires 10 hours of accredited sex and gender specific health continuing medical education (CME) activities. The Registry is searchable by the public to find providers knowledgeable about sex and gender differences in health.

National SGBM Physician Registry (PDF)

A searchable listing of physicians knowledgeable in sex and gender health concepts. Registries for other types of healthcare practitioners will be added in the future.

Cources/CME Eligible for Registry

  • Sex and Gender Specific Health Learning Modules sponsored by the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health
  • NIH Office of Women’s Health Research: Three modules available
  • Other courses with approval
  • Total courses/CME must equal at least 10 hours

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the acronym SGBM stand for?

Sex and Gender Based Medicine (SGBM) is a field of medicine which incorporates information about how biological sex and the sociocultural aspects of gender affect health and illness for women and men.

Why join AMWA's Sex and Gender Health Collaborative?

You will have access to:

  • Online community of SGBM educators, practitioners, researchers, students
  • SGBM teaching tools, curricular materials, presentations, guidelines, and other resources
  • “In This Case”, a collection of SGBM case studies
  • National SGBM Practitioner Registry, searchable for patients and practitioners
  • SGBM professional education opportunities

How do Women's Health and Men's Health differ from SGBM?

The term “Women’s Health” refers to health conditions that are specific to women and those conditions that differ from men in risk, presentation, and/or response to treatment. For example, both ovarian health issues and cardiovascular disease in women are aspects of Women’s Health.

The term “Men’s Health” refers to health conditions that are specific to men and those conditions that differ from women in risk, presentation, and/or response to treatment. For example, both prostate health issues and cardiovascular disease in men are aspects of Men’s Health.

SGBM is the broader category, which acknowledges that both biological and sociocultural aspects of women’s and men’s health need to be incorporated into management of health and disease. It acknowledges that there is an interrelationship between sex and gender on health outcomes.

Who is eligible to be in the SGBM National Practitioner Registry?

Physicians who have completed at least 10 hours of qualifying continuing medical education (CME) specific to sex and gender issues in health and disease are eligible to be listed in the SGBM National Practitioner Registry. Those who acquired CME credit at the Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit or the Sex and Gender Health Education Summit are also eligible.

Are non-physicians eligible to be listed in the Registry?

At this time, only physicians are eligible to be in the Registry. However, the Registry will be expanded in the future so that those in pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and other health professions will also be eligible, as well as SGBM researchers.

Is the Registry searchable?

Yes, the professional information you provide will be searchable by others.

What are the benefits of being listed in the Registry?

It will enable patients and colleagues to find healthcare providers who know the sex and gender differences in health. It will enable healthcare providers to identify and promote their expertise as a practitioner with specific knowledge about the unique health needs of men and women in order to better provide sex and gender appropriate care.

How can I obtain credit that qualifies me to be in the Registry?

SGBM continuing medical education certificates (but not CME credit) can be acquired through the Sex and Gender Specific Health modules created through the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health. The NIH Office of Women’s Health Research also offers three qualifying modules.

What is the cost of qualifying CME modules?

The Sex and Gender Specific Health modules and the NIH OWRH modules are FREE. Other qualifying CME modules may have a charge.

Do other sex and gender based CME or education qualify me to be in the Registry?

Yes. Some other types of sex and gender based education may qualify you for eligibility to be listed in the Registry. Information about other qualifying educational activities is available from the Executive Director of the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative.

How do I obtain a certificate of completion for qualifying sex and gender based CME or educational activities?

A certificate of completion of qualifying sex and gender based educational activities is available when you complete the modules posted at the Sex and Gender Specific Health site.  Or through the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.

How do I join the Registry?

Once you receive a certificate of completion in SGBM, the SGSH site will direct you to AMWA’s Sex and Gender Health Collaborative. The Collaborative maintains the Registry and will add your name and professional information to the Registry. If you have other documentation of knowledge in SGBM, please contact the Executive Director at SGHC, and we will use that documentation to determine your listing in the Registry. Those who acquired CME credit at the Sex and Gender Medical Education Summit or the Sex and Gender Health Education Summit are also eligible.

What is the cost of joining the Registry?

There is no cost to be listed in the Registry. Remember that to join the Registry, a certificate of completion in SGBM from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health or the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health is required.

How do I maintain my listing in the Registry after the initial three years?

You can maintain your listing in the Registry by completing 3 hours of additional qualifying sex and gender based CME every 3 years.

Who manages the database of practitioners who are eligible to be in the Registry?

The SGBM National Practitioner Database is managed through AMWA’s Sex and Gender Health Collaborative.  Each practitioner is responsible for providing correct and updated listing information.

Disclaimer

Listing in this database is not an endorsement of the individual practitioners or their clinical practice. This database serves as an informational listing only. The Sex and Gender Health Collaborative and the Laura W. Bush Institute, their boards or members, will not be held liable for the information listed or the actions of any practitioners listed in the database.


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