Scholarly Concentration Application for Medical Students: Women's Health and Sexual and Gender Minority Health
Marcia Stefanick, PhD
Mitchell Lunn, MD
Erica Cahill, 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.
Students must complete 6 Scholarly Concentration coursework units in the WH-SGMH Application Area.
- MED 240 Sex and Gender in Physiology and Disease (Win) 2 units required, 3 units preferred
- 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
Women and Health Care (McGann Lecture Series)
1 unit | Aut
Current Issues in Reproductive Health
1 unit | Win
Obstetrics & Gynecological Simulation Skills
1-2 units | Win
Global Medical Issues Affecting Women
1 unit | Win
Sexual Function and Diversity in Medical Disciplines
2-3 units (3 units- take with INDE 215) | Win
Health & Medical Impact of Sexual Assault Across the Life Course
1-3 units | Win
Current Topics and Controversies in Women's Health
2-3 units | Spr
Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy
3 units | Spr
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
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.