Online Event: Foundations of Knowledge & Action: Trans 101 for Health Professions Students – Apr 4

Posted by Southeast PA Area Health Education Center on March 28, 2023

We are hosting an event on April 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM via Zoom for health professions students (med students, nursing, pharmacy, respiratory care, PT, OT, etc — both graduate and undergrad) in partnership with the Transgender Training Institute.

Ever feel like you missed out on the class where everyone learned about transgender and non-binary identities? Nervous about saying something wrong with your future patients? It’s really common for people without 101 knowledge to feel hesitant to engage in trans-related conversations out of fear of saying something hurtful or ignorant. We are here to help you build that foundation of knowledge that will help you navigate future conversations with greater confidence and ease.

During our time together, we will review common terms, explore topics such as the differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, navigating pronouns, and explore examples of how anti-transgender prejudice intersects with other forms of oppression. We will model how to navigate these conversations using up-to-date and affirming language, and review three essential guidelines for supporting transgender and non-binary people in clinical settings. Going beyond knowledge, this session provides strategies that you can implement immediately to be a more affirming provider to transgender and non-binary patients.

This session is sponsored by the Southeast PA Area Health Education Center and is open to any health professions students in the SE PA region (Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties).

There is no cost to attend.

Pre-registration is required. Register here.

Questions? Contact Christine Polit, SE PA AHEC Executive Director at

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