Scholarly Concentration Application for Medical Students: Women's Health and Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Directors

Marcia Stefanick, PhD

Paula Hillard, MD

Mitchell Lunn, MD

Objectives & Goals

The Women’s Health and Sexual and Gender Minority Health (WH-SGMH) Application Area addresses a wide scope of sex/gender-based biology and medical topics, with a focus on health issues that are unique, more prevalent or different in women and members of sexual and gender minorities.  Research on differences due to sex (biology) and/or gender (sociocultural influences), and interactions of sex and gender on biology and health outcomes, is encouraged within each foundation and across all applications.

WH-SGMH students receive training in a model that integrates biomedical and social science, by way of interdisciplinary, collaborative experiences driven from basic, translational, clinical and population research.  This approach transcends the boundaries of medical specialties, in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of health for all women and members of sexual and gender minority groups, and of basic biology, from conception to adulthood and old age, in both sexes.

Requirements

Students must complete 6 Scholarly Concentration coursework units in the WH-SGMH Application Area.

Required Courses:

  1. MED 240 Sex and Gender in Physiology and Disease (Win) 2 units required, 3 units preferred
  2. INDE 215 Queer Health & Medicine (Win) 1 unit  

WH-SGMH students select additional coursework from the list below.

MED 240 (REQUIRED)

Sex and Gender in Human Physiology and Disease (REQUIRED)

2 units required, 3 units preferred | Win

INDE 215 (REQUIRED)

Queer Health and Medicine (REQUIRED)

1 unit | Win

FAMMED 245

Women and Health Care (McGann Lecture Series)

1 unit | Aut

OBGYN 216

Current Issues in Reproductive Health

1 unit | Win

OBGYN 222

Obstetrics & Gynecological Simulation Skills

1-2 units | Win

SOMGEN 206

Global Medical Issues Affecting Women

1 unit | Win

SOMGEN 230

Sexual Function and Diversity in Medical Disciplines
 

2-3 units (3 units- take with INDE 215) | Win

SOMGEN 237

Health & Medical Impact of Sexual Assault Across the Life Course  

1-3 units | Win

OBGYN 256

Current Topics and Controversies in Women's Health

2-3 units | Spr

OBGYN/PEDS 282

Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy

3 units | Spr

INDE 298

Women's Health Independent Project

1 unit | Aut Win Spr Sum

For full descriptions of School of Medicine courses, please visit the online catalog: http://medcatalog.stanford.edu

Please Note

Information on this site pertains to MD students who matriculated in the 2006-2007 academic year or later. All other students matriculating prior to 2006 should refer to their year’s Guide to the Scholarly Concentrations for more information.