Our LGBTQ efforts at The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences are non-exclusive. We work to provide all community members, LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ, with the opportunity to support and better understand the needs and challenges faced by LGBTQ students, faculty, staff, and patients.
It is important to understand the needs of the LGBTQ community in order to build a strong foundation of patient-provider trust and alleviate discomfort that could result in delayed health care outcomes. Understanding the LGBTQ community is part of our dedication to professional responsibility, which commits us to providing the best care to all patients, regardless of sexual orientation.
There are a number of support groups available for LGBTQ medical students and allies. OUTpatient, a student group, offers LGBTQ education and outreach, as well as social events for LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ members. The Office of LGBTQ Student Life hosts numerous events and groups. You may find additional resources at The American College of Healthcare Executives' LGBT Resource Page.
Our faculty and staff are invited to participate in our monthly Diversity Dialogues, which address prominent issues in diversity.
Featured LGBTQ Events
Over 100 faculty, students, and staff members of the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences Division showed our support of the LGBTQ community and the Supreme Court's landmark marriage ruling by marching in the 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. For more photos, click here.
In an effort to tailor our care and programming to better address sexual diversity, we invite questions, comments, and suggestions for improving LGBT resources at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences. Email »