Hoya Medical Pride Alliance
Being a Jesuit university, Georgetown may not, at first glance, seem to be an accepting environment to LGBTQ students. This is far from being true. Deans, faculty and administrative staff in the School of Medicine have been very supportive to foster a supportive and caring environment. Over the past several years, the doctoring curriculum has advanced in addressing the healthcare needs affecting LGBTQ individuals, even establishing an objective structured clinical examination for LGBTQ patients. Improvements are ongoing due to the dedication and activism of LGBTQ students and faculty. As one of many diverse minorities at Georgetown School of Medicine, LGBTQ students are treated equally and respectfully by the overall student community.
To this end, the Hoya Medical Pride Alliance was established in 2008, composed of LGBTQ students and allies. We provide opportunities to socialize within Georgetown School of Medicine, the other graduate programs at Georgetown University, and the other medical schools in Washington, DC. We also advocate for the improvement of health issues within the LGBTQ community at large. We have hosted speakers to talk about health disparities facing the LGBTQ population and partnered to support a DC youth homelessness shelter in 2012.
Our OUTList is a demonstration of the open support available to LGBTQIA+ GUSOM medical students. This list of openly LGBTQIA+ identifying faculty and allies is meant to serve as a resource for GUSOM students in a variety of capacities, including, but not limited to, mentorship and networking.
The information included was acquired through a voluntary survey distributed to a variety of departments within GUSOM and its teaching institutions. If you are a Georgetown affiliate and would like to join the OUTList, please fill out this survey. The OUTList is a living document that is updated periodically.
Please find the OUTList here.