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Integration of transgender care into a pharmacy therapeutics curriculum

By Jared L Ostroff, Marissa L Ostroff, Stephanie Billings, and Eric C Nemec , 2016

Background and purpose: To examine the impact of a lecture on transgender health given during a special populations therapeutics course on third-year (P3) pharmacy students’ knowledge and confidence of transgender care. Educational activity and setting: A two-hour lecture that included both cultural sensitivity and pharmacotherapy aspects of care for transgender individuals was added to a required two-credit therapeutics series offered at the end of the P3 year of a doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Following the lecture, students completed a 17-item knowledge-based survey and ranked their confidence with each answer on a 5-point scale. Students in the fourth-year (P4) class, who had not been given the lecture, also completed the survey.

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