The Human Sexuality and Health Scholarly Concentration introduces students to a range of issues related to sex, gender and sexuality and how these characteristics intersect with the practice of medicine. Topics include: sex and gender development and diversity; sexuality and sexual fluidity; sexual and romantic relationships; contraception and reproduction; STls and HIV prevention; etc. Students learn about health discrepancies in LGBTQ+ populations, the need for competency in practice with LGBTQ+ patients, and current best practices. This concentration is a partnership with the Kinsey Institute and provides students the opportunity to tour labs and work with faculty researchers on a range of topics related to sex and sexuality.
Students will participate onsite in Bloomington; completion of the scholarly project could be done remotely.
Curriculum and Timeline
Students completing the Human Sexuality and Health concentration fulfill the same core curriculum as students in other concentrations. The didactic components provide a strong academic and experiential foundation in a range of issues related to sex, gender and sexuality as they relate to the practice of medicine that will be vital for completion of the core curriculum project and product.