Summit on Medical School Education in Sexual Health

Summit Purpose


Held in 2012, 2014, and 2016, the Summit on Medical School Education in Sexual Health gathers key US and Canadian medical school educators in sexual health education, medical school educators, and interested parties at the federal level (CDC, AMA, AAMC) to examine the situation, discuss the challenges and opportunities, share lessons learned, and make recommendations for insuring that physicians are properly trained to address the sexual health needs of their patients when they go out in practice. We will attempt to invigorate and stimulate a comprehensive and integrated sexual health curriculum that should be put into place in every US and Canadian medical school. As a result of the first summit in 2012, we published the meeting report in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The University of Minnesota offers an innovative medical school experience, and we are a leader in sexual health education for future physicians. This summit is a critical step in addressing the problem of sexual health education in our medical schools. 

Please click here to view all resulting papers from these summits.

This summit is sponsored by the Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Attendees of the 2014 Summit on Medical School Education in Sexual Health