OUTmentor: Connecting the LGBTQ+ community

We are excited to announce that the Office of Diversity Programs, in partnership with LGBTQ Med and OUTmed, will be sponsoring OUTmentor, a new program for LGBTQ+ identified medical students.

OUTmentor will connect LGBTQ+ identified students with LGBTQ+ identified faculty and trainees. Through these mentorship groups, OUTmentor aims to provide support, guidance, and resources for professional development, as well as connections and exposure to the LGBTQ+ community at Washington University and in St. Louis.


We expect mentors and mentees to commit to the program for at least one academic year. Mentorship groups will consist of at least one faculty member and one or more students and/or residents. There will be two large group events for all program participants and at least three meetings of each smaller mentorship group throughout the academic year. For residents, we understand that you have very busy schedules and welcome your participation even if you cannot commit to attending all of the events.


Please email kblackwell@wustl.edu if you are an LGBTQ+ identified Washington University School of Medicine faculty member or resident who would like to participate in this program during the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. The students are very enthusiastic about this opportunity and we look forward to showing them a strong level of support.

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