What We Do

Mission Statement

LGBTQ Med is the Washington University School of Medicine student-run interest group dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) identity and health. We work to:

  • Provide education to increase our peers’ understanding of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals and promote sensitivity around gender and sexuality
  • Advocate for policies that support improvements to the LGBTQ healthcare experience
  • Promote increased visibility of the LGBTQ community within the School of Medicine and broader WashU community
  • Foster relationships between LGBTQ-identified students, residents, physicians, and their allies and support professional development opportunities
  • Serve as a bridge to other LGBTQ students in the broader WashU community and community organizations in the St. Louis area
  • Encourage a welcoming and supportive LGBTQ community within the School of Medicine

Our programming is continually expanding and evolving — if you have ideas and suggestions for our organization, we’d love to hear your feedback at lgbtqmed@wustl.edu

Past and Present LGBTQ Med Events

  • The Annual LGBTQ Health Awareness Week at WashU
  • OUTmentor Student-Faculty Mentorship Series
  • LGBTQ Student-Faculty Brunches
  • Happy Hours and Mixers with OUTGrads
  • Diversity Week’s Trans Youth Lunch Talk with Dr. Chris Lewis
  • LGBT Movie Nights
  • WashU’s LGBT Second Look Program
  • Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Conference


(Image: Students at the Faculty-Student Brunch)