An LGBTQ+ mentorship program enriched the experience of medical students and physician mentors

  • Rachelle Beanlands Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Lilian Robinson Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Shannon Venance Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Abstract

Implication Statement 

The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry LGBTQ+ mentorship program positively impacted the personal and professional experience of LGBTQ+ medical students and physician mentors. Mentorship delivered by LGBTQ+ physicians fostered a safe environment for self-expression, and provided mentees with experience-driven guidance in navigating the medical profession. We therefore recommend that all Canadian medical schools consider the longitudinal implementation of an LGBTQ+ mentorship program to support the personal and professional development of their LGBTQ+-identifying students. 



Published
2020-11-09
How to Cite
Beanlands, R., Robinson, L., & Venance, S. (2020). An LGBTQ+ mentorship program enriched the experience of medical students and physician mentors. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 11(6), e159-e162. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.69936
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