UC Davis School of Medicine Gender and Sexual Diversity student interest group supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) students, residents, fellows and patients.

Mission

The mission of the UC Davis School of Medicine Gender and Sexual Diversity student interest group is to ensure the full participation and success of LGBTQ+ faculty, residents, and students in all roles within academic and clinical medicine.

Purpose

Promote awareness and policies, practices, and programs that advance LGBTQ+ participation and success by:

  • Advocating for LGBTQ+ advancement and leadership in education, research, clinical practice, and administration.
  • Promoting sustainable strategies to enhance an institutional climate of inclusion, equity and opportunity.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and applying data to inform institutional and individual decisions and actions about LGBTQ+ patient care and the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Developing and disseminating initiatives, programs, and resources to promote increased awareness about the medical needs of LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Recognizing LGBTQ+ accomplishments.
  • Creating opportunities for networking and professional development.

Student Run Clinics

Gender Health Clinic

Operating within Sacramento’s Gender Health Center, the clinic helps with care for the LGBTQ+ community, with a focus on transgender health. The clinic provides a safe, supportive environment at every stage of the coming out or transition process.