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

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.69936

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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. 



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2020-11-09

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Beanlands R, Robinson L, Venance S. An LGBTQ+ mentorship program enriched the experience of medical students and physician mentors. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 9 [cited 2022 Aug. 11];11(6):e159-e162. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/69936

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