This page has been developed to provide educational and logistical support to ensure transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) individuals have access to lifesaving gender affirming healthcare. Here you will find a number of resources and guides, including how to make a referral to UWM specialist providing gender affirming care, educational resources and peer-reviewed articles, resources for TGNB patients and their families, and guides on providing quality care to TGNB patients. If there are resources you’d like to suggest we add to this page, please contact us.
Are you an LGBTQ+ identified student, trainee, faculty or staff?
*NEW – You can now add or update your pronouns in your UW Workday profile by following this Identity.UW link, which will also display when logging into your UW Zoom automatically (but can always be adjusted each meeting).
The UW Department of Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Council, has launched their department-wide “Out List,” a directory to help promote visibility and foster community for LGBTQ+ folks within the Department of Medicine. Sign up with your NetID here to join. For those outside the DOM wanting to join the public facing University of Washington Health Sciences & Medicine Husky Pride Out List, you can join with your NetID and this link.
For more info about the UW Department of Medicine’s LGBTQ+ Council, which focuses on visibility, education and training, collecting data, and policies and structures affecting our LGBTQ+ community, check out their Spotlight: LGBTQ+ Council.
Queer Medical Student Association (QMed)
The mission of the Queer Medical Student Association (QMed) is to provide education & information to the medical community and all who are interested in healthcare issues concerning the Queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, etc.) population. We will strive to ensure a welcoming, respectful and safe academic environment for Queer students at the UW Medical School. We are also committed to supporting a diverse community on campus and will provide resources and support for Queer students. We are a group of students that are both queer and straight allies that believe in the importance of equality in healthcare for all people. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
QMed mentorship program & recruitment
The UW Queer Medical Student Association has begun development of a mentorship program to support UW LGBTQIA+ students and trainees. Mentorship and other professional development opportunities, especially for under-represented groups in medicine, are essential for an equitable and inclusive culture in our community. If you are interested in participating as a mentor/mentee, please email Dr. Mariebeth Velasquez.
In a further effort to strengthen our commitment to LGBTQ+ equity, the newly established DOM Gender Equity Council (GEC) will provide stewardship for the department’s actions to promote gender equity with particular consideration for:
- Retention and Career Advancement
- Family Support
- Outreach and Visibility
- LGBTQ+ Support