The Medical Diversity and LGBTQ2SA+ Advocacy Group (MDAG) within the Aesculapian Society and the EDI Office have established a mentoring program for LGBTQ2SA+ learners (medical students, graduate students and residents). This initiative was launched because learners felt isolated and vulnerable. Many stated that they were uncertain if it was safe to be out, or if their sexual orientation would compromise their career opportunities.
The aim of the program is to connect LGBTQ2SA+ learners with each other and with LGBTQ+ faculty to offer support and guidance on issues related to personal and professional development. Monthly group mentoring meetings are held which are attended by mentees and mentors. One-on-one mentoring is offered for mentees that are not comfortable with the group format.
Questions and expressions of interest in the program can be directed to:
Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis, PhD
Assistant Dean, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion