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What predicts medical student knowlege, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors about LGBTQ+ patient care? What lessons have been learned about implementing LGBTQ+ health curricular change?

Students with LGBTQ+ friends or family were 7% more likely to have relevant LGBTQ+ knowledge and 12% more likely to have affirming beliefs about LGBTQ+ patients than students who did not.

More training hours focused on LGBTQI+ health led to more clinically prepared medical students who were more likely to exhibit affirming clinical behaviors for LGBTQ patients. LGBTQ-specific training explained about 15% of the difference between people who felt prepared and those who did not.

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LGBTQI+, sexual and gender minorities, health care professional curricula, mixed methods

Getting Sexual and Gender Minority Health