Kazia Parsons, MD, and Logan Guckien, MD, are the first residents to complete the LGBTQ+ Health track in the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana University-Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program. For the last two years, Parsons and Guckien demonstrated skills in gender-affirming medical care and comprehensive care of sexual minority patients in addition to completing broad family medicine training requirements.
Parsons will be practicing as an outpatient family physician with Austin Regional Clinic in Austin, TX where she hopes to focus on providing comprehensive care to gender and sexual minority patients. Guckien is planning to use his skills in the Portland, OR area where he is currently interviewing for positions.
The LGBTQ+ Health Track at the Indiana University-Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program is intended to supplement the clinical training of residents interested in and committed to the whole-person care of sexual and gender minority patients. Through a collaboration with the Eskenazi Health Gender Health Program and other clinical partners in the Indianapolis area, selected residents are offered experiences during residency in clinics that serve the LGBTQ+ community and graduate with advanced skills like gender-affirming medical treatment. In addition to direct clinical experience and supervision, residents engage in scholarly and volunteer/advocacy activities promoting health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community.
In collaboration with Faculty Affairs | Professional Development | Diversity, the LGBTQ+ Health Track has been able to expand this graduate medical education opportunity to the Department of Psychiatry in addition to the Family Medicine residents.
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Madison Pershing is a Marketing and Communications Assistant for Indiana University School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity.