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LGBT MD presents Pride Month events

Posted by on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in Student Activities, Student Life .

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LGBT MD, Vanderbilt’s chapter of the Medical Student Pride Alliance, maintains an active LGBTQ+ community at VUSM. The organization works to educate VUSM students, faculty, and staff on topics in LGBTQ+ health care and culture. LGBT MD advocates for change benefiting LGBTQ+ individuals both in VUSM and in the broader Nashville community.

To celebrate Pride Month 2022, LGBT MD will offer educational and recreational events for the community to engage in conversations about the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in health care and society:


LGBTQ+ and Health: Creating a Welcoming Clinical Environment

  • This small-group discussion seminar will focus on learning about the differential experiences of LGBTQ+ folks within the health care setting and the ways we as providers can improve care for this population. Facilitators span Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and food will be provided.
  • Wednesday, June 1, 5-7 p.m. in EBL 238
  • RSVP: Dinner will be provided for the first 25 participants. To respect the time of our participants, please respect your commitment to attend.


LGBTQ+ Student/Resident/Faculty Mixer

  • Come relax and hang out with LGBTQ+ students, residents, and faculty within the School of Medicine. We will have snacks. This will be a great chance to meet other VUSM/VUMC faculty and staff.
  • Friday, June 10, 5-7 p.m. in EBL 237
  • RSVP: We will have snacks for all attendees!


Book Club on “Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States”

  • During this book club, students will read “Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States” by transgender reporter Samantha Leigh Allen. The first six participants to RSVP will receive free copies of the book, but all are welcome to join in discussion.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. 
  • RSVP to participate and receive the Zoom link. The first six registrants will receive a free copy of the book.


Critical Conversations with Providers from Music City PrEP Clinic

  • Clinic staff and providers from Music City PrEP Clinic will speak about stigma facing people with HIV, challenges with access to HIV care, and the life-saving medical advances available today for those living with HIV. This will be a Q&A-style seminar.
  • Thursday, June 16, 12-1 p.m. in EBL 237
  • RSVPLunch will be provided for the first 20 participants.