Harvard Med appoints LGBT advisors

Harvard Medical School has appointed two professors — Drs. Harvey J. Makadon and Graham T. McMahon– to act as LGBT advisors to lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender medical students.

Harvey J. Makadon, MD, is  director of education and training at The Fenway Institute, the research arm of  gay-friendly Fenway Community Health in Boston. Graham T. McMahon, MD, is an endocrinologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the editor for medical education at the New England Journal of Medicine. Both are also on
the med school faculty.

This from a letter dated August 2011 from the  Office of Recruitment and Multicultural website. (The direct link is acting  finicky, so  click here and find the letter under “Links.”)

In this role, Drs. Makadon and McMahon will be advising students, participating in ongoing work to develop an inclusive curriculum that will lead to better care for LGBT patients, and helping to nurture a learning and working environment that is supportive to LGBT students, trainees, staff and faculty….

 Recommendations from the American Association of Medical Colleges among others call for physicians to treat each patient with dignity and respect, regardless of the patient’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Medical
schools must ensure a safe learning environment for all our students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We look forward to working with our students, faculty and staff as we embrace our diversity, and
foster an inclusive and respectful environment for all.

Click here for The Kinsey 2-6ers — ” so-named for  the Kinsey scale of sexual orientation.” — the Harvard Med LGBT student group.

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