The Offices of Inclusion and Diversity and Student Inclusion and Diversity have collaborated with Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Safe Zone in Medicine team, a student group, to cultivate an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) community at Wake Forest Baptist Health and within the surrounding community.
The Safe Zone in Medicine training helps individuals deepen their understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and healthcare-related issues. They build confidence in caring for patients, mentoring students and communicating with colleagues from the LGBTQ+ community, while fostering reflection on topics such as inclusion, discrimination and heteronormative privilege.
Safe Zone in Medicine training consists of an introductory workshop which provides an overview of LGBTQ+ terminology, health disparities and issues facing the LGBTQ+ community. A three-night deeper dive training is also offered. Topics include but are not limited to taking care of transgender patients, intersex health and the coming out process. A rainbow caduceus is given upon completion of this training.
The following Wake Forest Baptist Health providers have completed the Safe Zone in Medicine training:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Please email the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, if you are interested in learning more about the Safe Zone in Medicine training.