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Brown University

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients and Trainees in Academic Clinical Settings

Brown University via Independent


Program Release: February 28, 2022 Expiration Date: February 28, 2024 Estimated time to complete: 60 Minutes There are no prerequisites for participation. Speaker Matthew Murphy, MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences Brown University School of Public Health Hospitalist Physician, Rhode Island Hospital, Division of Hospital Medicine Medical Director, Open Doors Health Staff Physician, The Rhode Island Public Health Institute Providence, Rhode Island Overview Sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals often encounter significant social marginalization and stigma in clinical settings as patients and trainees. This session presents specific actionable items that can be incorporated into clinical spaces, with a focus on feasible, evidence-based interventions that lead to more affirming and inclusive environments. Successful examples of curricula accessible to all levels of training experience, and resources for continued education for physicians working with the SGM community, will be presented.


After completing this course, the learner should be better able to: 

  • Review social and biobehavioral factors that lead to poor health outcomes for LGBTQ+ populations.
  • Identify affirming language to use in documentation and clinical discussions of LGBTQ+ persons.
  • Discuss additional steps that can be taken to ensure an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ patients and trainees.


Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit

There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.

  • Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.
  • View the CME presentation recording
  • Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.

Faculty Disclosure

The Warren Alpert Medical School is committed to presenting CME activities that promote improvements and/or quality in health care and are developed free of the control of ineligible companies (formerly known as a commercial interest).It is our policy to ensure that our activities are balanced, independent, objective, scientific, and in compliance with ACCME and other regulatory requirements.

Anyone who is in a position to control the content of a CME presentation is required to disclose all financial relationships within the past 24 months with ineligible companies. This collected disclosure information has been reviewed and any potential conflicts of interested mitigated prior to the activity.

This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information.

Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest

The following speakers and planning committee members* have disclosed the following:

Emily Green*, PhD, MA receives royalties from Springer Nature, Matthew Murphy, MD, MPH receives research support from Boston Scientific. 
Jennifer Maloney*, Chelsea Reyes*, Maria Sullivan, BS* have no financial relationships to disclose.

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Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.


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  • Serin Xavier
    wonderfull sessions and really informative , thankfull the team. I am looking forward for your session experiences

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