Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT)

Medical Students of Canada

 

 

 

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GLBT Meds Canada is national professional organization dedicated to address the issues and concerns of GLBT* medical students and physicians in Canada. Our organization represents the voice of over 300 GLBT medical students, residents and physicians across the country. Our contact email is glbtmeds@yahoo.com

To join our email listserv, please email a brief message to glbtmeds@yahoo.com and state your name, school/city, and level of training/discipline.

(We respect your privacy: all personal information will remain confidential and will not be shared or sold to any third parties)

 

 

The purpose of our GLBT Meds Canada network is to:
1) Allow for networking between GLBT medical students, physicians, and other

     supportive health care groups
2) Create a forum to discuss GLBT issues and their relation to health care
3) Provide support for GLBT medical students and trainees during their career
4) Organize social events and coordinate advocacy activities

5) Promote the visibility of the estimated 800 GLBT medical professionals in Canada

 

We welcome any GLBT medical students, residents, physicians, faculty members, and their partners to join our group! Pre-medical students and other health sciences students/professionals are also welcome. From UBC to Memorial, we have members from every Canadian medical schools coast to coast! Our group also serves as the umbrella organization for the local GLBT groups at several Canadian medical schools.

 

 

Services that we provide for GLBT people in medicine, free of charge:

 

1)     Mentorship Program for GLBT medical students: MD mentors available for career/academic advice and professional support (see Careers for details). Mentors also available for GLBT pre-medical students

 

2)     Our email listserv provides event updates and online discussions

 

3)     Online Support: timely assistance on organizing advocacy projects, social events, as well as leadership advice for local GLBT medical groups.

 

4)     National Contact List: We have a list of GLBT contact persons (medical students, faculty members, etc.) from many of the 17 medical schools in Canada. So email us at glbtmeds@yahoo.com to find a local resource person or support network in your area!

 

5)     Elective Directory for GLBT medical students: elective opportunities with GLBT clinical faculties and/or clinical experiences at GLBT health clinics/programs in Canada and USA (see Careers)

 

6)     Billeting Opportunities for GLBT medical students travelling for residency interviews or electives in major Canadian cities.

 

7)     Speakers Bureau: MD speakers in various cities who can speak on GLBT health issues and related health advocacy

 

8)     Taskforce against anti-GLBT bias in medical schools: we constantly monitor for such bias in Canadian medical schools, and we will consider taking team actions in response – so please report to us at glbtmeds@yahoo.com if you experienced/witnessed such bias or discriminations in medical education

 

Plus, there are many other opportunities for peer support, networking, and empowerment! Leadership and volunteer opportunities are also available. So please join us in thriving for equality and visibility in health care and medical education!

 

Wayne Baici, MD

Founding Member, GLBT Meds Canada

 

Louie Chan, MD

Coordinator, GLBT Meds Canada

 

 

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**Disclaimer: The main focus of our group is on medical education, not direct clinical service, thus we DO NOT keep or provide a directory of GLBT or “gay-friendly” doctors for the public. For such listings, please refer to other health organizations’ websites from different regions, for example: 

-          Rainbow Health Ontario

-          Transgender Health Information Program in BC

-          Pink Triangle Services in Ottawa

-          GLMA "Find a Provider" directory, etc.

 

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Site Navigation:

 

For GLBT med students & pre-meds:

Not sure how ‘out’ you should be to your classmates? See our Resources section!

see also our Careers section on some career information

 

For any health care professionals providing care to GLBT patients: See our resources & links in the GLBT Health section

 

For our dearest Straight Allies and Supporters:

please see the Allies section for some feminist materials/links

and also the Religion section for links to some gay-positive religious arguments

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Site Updated on June 18, 2015

“GLBT includes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning (GLBTT2IQQ) and all other forms of sexual diversity.

We would like to thank Alia Qureshi Emili for the original website design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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