Anna Dusseau, BHCA
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron/NEOMED
Pamela Carpenter, MEd, C-TAGME
Vice Chair (2021-2023)
Association of Pediatric Program Directors
The APPD LGBTQA+ Learning Community has been in existence since 2013. It is composed of medical educators who either identify with the community themselves or are wholly committed to improving life and health within these marginalized communities.
Past accomplishments include the development of a standardized LGBT+ curriculum for pediatric residents, partnering with medical school organizations to discuss common issues among the trainees we serve, and creation of a biannual newsletter to better network and provide information relevant to the community within the APPD.
In the future, the learning community expects to present at other national conferences (for example the ACGME) on inclusion and creating safe share space training in medical education. The Learning Community also intends to continue working with other learning communities on creating diversity and inclusion trainings for our member institutions, which could be distributed.
With this in mind, we will continue working with the APPD’s Vision 2020 Enhance Mentorship and Enhance Diversity project teams to ensure that LGBT+ communities are well represented as the APPD develops its mission through 2020. With this broad reach, the learning group would also like to ensure that the trainees themselves are as involved in this mission as possible, and will continue to include trainees in authorship opportunities, social events, and community development.