Faculty of Medicine

Out in Medicine

Out in Medicine is the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s LGBTQ+ student group, dedicated to three main goals:

Advocacy 
Engage in advocacy around local to global LGBTQ+ issues including (but not limited to) human rights, social determinants of health, healthcare access, HIV/AIDS care, and safe spaces. We also support initiatives to prevent discrimination in the workplace for healthcare professionals as well as working towards a culture of inclusivity in medicine and medical education. 

Community 
Out In Medicine strives to connect LGBTQ+ medical students with each other, with LGBTQ+ physicians and faculty, as well as with other healthcare professionals or students. This is done through a variety of social and educational events. We strongly encourage participation by LGBTQ+ allies. 

Education and Development 
We will identify gaps in the current curriculum as related to LGBTQ+ health, work to bring these gaps to the attention of the medical education community, and collaboratively contribute to developing innovative solutions to overcome them. This is intended to affect all medical students in their early professional development and influence their future practices. In addition to our own projects, we aim to work closely with the University of Toronto and its affiliated institutions to improve LGBTQ+ health-related initiatives.

If you're interested in joining Out in Medicine or require more information, please contact outinmed.utoronto@gmail.com