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s research elective is dedicated to exploring healthcare interventions, healthcare practices, and community-based efforts directly or indirectly impacting LGBTQ+ patients and communities. More specifically, learners in collaboration with the course director will select a community agency and educational project that can be tailored to meet the individual learner's objectives. Projects may include working with nonprofit organizations such as OutCare Health, the Damien Center, Brothers United, and Indiana Youth Group (IYG).

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Matthew Holley (maholley@iu.edu)

Director: Matthew Holley, Ph.D.

Campus: Indianapolis


Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this elective, a learner will be able to: 
    1) Describe the impact of enhanced sensitivity to LGBTQ+ patient populations, resulting in more compassionate, efficient healthcare delivery; (P1)
    2) Describe the impact of increased knowledge of public health issues/concerns in LGBTQ+ patient populations, resulting in more compassionate, efficient healthcare delivery; (P1)
    3) Describe the impact of how community engagement with LGBTQ+ partners results in more compassionate, efficient healthcare delivery; (SBP3)
    4) Develop programs and initiatives in collaboration with community partners to improve health literacy or other healthcare outcomes for LGBTQ+ communities. (SBP3)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th Year Status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 20% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Matthew Holley (maholley@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: Yes

Detaials for Service Learning: