Posted: January 20, 2016

The Hidden Curriculum in Academic Medicine: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity


In this video, Jennifer Potter, MD, leads a panel discussion on how the hidden curriculum in academic medicine influences the sexual and gender minority health education of medical students, residents, and allied health professionals as well as the institutional culture and climate for sexual and gender minorities. Panelists define the concept of a hidden curriculum, explore its positive and negative effects, discuss how it interfaces with the explicit curriculum, and explain the need for the curricular inclusion of the health of these populations.

Presenters: Jennifer Potter, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Women's Health Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Director of the Women's Health Program, Fenway Health; Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine; Barbara E. Warren, PsyD, Director of LGBT Programs and Policies, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System; Jennifer "Jae" Goines, Second Year Medical Student, Morehouse School of Medicine; Edward J. Callahan, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Personnel and Professor of Family Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine.


LGBT, Health Promotion, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Non-Conforming, Clinician-Patient Communication


Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE, Morehouse School of Medicine