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SGMRO Director's Blog Post on the Bisexual Health Research Workshop & Summary Document

December 11, 2019

Please see the latest SGMRO Director’s Voice Blog post, which discusses the recent Bisexual Health Research Workshop and the importance of raising visibility and representation of bi/bi+ individuals in health research. The post also announces the release of the workshop summary document, which is available here. For your convenience, the full blog post has been included below.

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Medical Training in the Closet

December 5, 2019

"Every day, and usually unconsciously, I carry around fear that I’ll be judged for my sexual orientation. This fear has affected my experience of medical training, and I suspect I’m not alone. Trainees in your own hospital may feel the same way. Before every rotation in medical school, I was anxious. Would my new attendings judge me for being gay? Would it affect my grade?"

Having grown up surrounded by homophobia, a gay resident continues to carry around fear that he’ll be judged for his sexual orientation. But some attending physicians and residents have done small things that have made him feel more at ease.

A PDF of this Perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine by McLean psychiatry resident Jack L. Turban can be accessed online here with your HarvardKey.