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Meeting the Health Needs of LGBTQIA+ and Marginalized Psychiatry Trainees

Available: June 1, 2024 - June 1, 2027


This course is free to members for the month of June 2024. On July 1, 2024, the course will be available for purchase.


Trainees experience high levels of stress and burnout during medical school and residency. This can exacerbate physical and mental health conditions. Particularly, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and more (LGBTQIA+) people and other systemically marginalized and excluded people experience high levels of chronic illness and mental health concerns. Some transgender, non-binary, and/or gender expansive (TNG) people may undergo additional gender- affirming medical procedures that can be crucial to their physical and mental well being. Psychiatric trainees experience additional challenges in finding mental health care. This highly interactive dialogue and vignette based workshop will explore the challenges of adequately addressing the healthcare needs of minoritized psychiatry trainees in ways where those involved in working with trainees can walk away with better ways to assist trainees and trainees can find ways to navigate these systems.


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity.

This presentation was recorded at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2023.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the physical and mental health needs of LGBTQIA+ and other systematically marginalized and excluded psychiatry trainees
  • Identify systemic barriers for LGBTQIA+ and other systemically marginalized and excluded psychiatric trainees to adequately receive physical and mental health care
  • Advocate for better health care for trainees and build tools to address barriers to care for trainees in their institutions and make connections with other participants

Target Audience

Medical Students, Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 0.75 hours
Begin Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: June 1, 2027

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Program Presenters

  • Chelsea Cosner, MD. 
  • Teddy Goetz, MD, MS. 

Program Planners

  • Vishal Madaan, MD. Chief of Education and Deputy Medical Director, APA.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. If you have trouble accessing any of APA’s online resources, please contact us at 202-559-3900 for assistance.

Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Jun 01, 2027
Cost: Member: $9.37
Non-Member: $18.75
Medical Student: $9.37
Resident Fellow Member: $9.37
Credit Offered:
0.75 CME Credit
0.75 COP Credit
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