The course is a comprehensive set of didactic lectures surveying fundamentals of transgender medical and surgical treatment. The material is meant to provide the student with core knowledge that is essential for current primary care providers caring for transgender patients.
There are 10 modules led by the expert clinical faculty from the pioneering Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, located within the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
The course begins with an introduction to frame the sea change that has taken place in the current medical practice of transgender health care. Subsequent modules allow individuals to learn key elements necessary to provide quality transgender medical care. As a whole, the modules provide an opportunity to develop a knowledgeable approach to behavioral health, primary care, hormone therapy, and the surgical options.
Module 1: Introduction - Joshua D Safer
Module 2: Making the Determination - Hansel Arroyo
Module 3: Primary Care for Transgender Women - Zil Goldstein
Module 4: Primary Care for Transgender Men - Zil Goldstein
Module 5: What are the Essential Strategies to Transgender Hormone Therapy? - Joshua D Safer
Module 6: Initiation and Maintenance of Hormones for the Trans Masculine Patient - Joshua D Safer
Module 7: Initiation and Maintenance of Hormones for the Trans Feminine Patient -Joshua D Safer
Module 8: Transgender Surgery: Chest & Face - Bella K Avanessian
Module 9: Transmasculine Genital Surgery - Bella K Avanessian
Module 10: Transfeminine Genital Surgery - Bella K Avanessian
Module 1: Introduction & Why has the Establishment Approach to Transgender Medical Care Changed?
Module 2: Making the Determination
Module 3: Primary Care for Transgender Women
Module 4: Primary Care for Transgender Men
Module 5: What are the Essential Strategies to Transgender Hormone Therapy?
Module 6: Initiation and Maintenance of Hormones for the Trans Masculine Patient
Module 7: Initiation and Maintenance of Hormones for the Trans Feminine Patient
I completed this well-made concise overview with a better understanding of the unique primary care needs of the transgender community. Important pearls for directed history-taking & physical examination, options for hormonal treatment & monitoring and providing primary care-level informed guidance should they pursue surgical means for gender identity affirmation, among others, are appropriately emphasized in this offering. I highly recommend this course for medical students, general practitioners and even medical specialists to allow them to be sensitive providers of care.