eQuality Overview

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eQuality: Leading Medical Education to Deliver Equitable Quality Care for all People,
Inclusive of Identity, Development, or Expression of Gender/Sex/Sexuality.


The University of Louisville School of Medicine serves as the nation’s pilot site for training future physicians on the unique healthcare needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), gender nonconforming (GNC), or born with differences of sex development (DSD) based on medical education competencies from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

eQuality seeks to drive educational and systems innovation by developing an integrated educational model that can be assessed, refined, and disseminated for use at other medical institutions to globally improve the training and competence of the physician workforce. eQuality aims to incorporate content throughout required medical curricula, foster community participation, and engage the healthcare community through multiple initiatives, such as faculty development and institutional climate change.

eQuality was established at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2014. Preclinical (first and second year) medical school training was piloted during the 2015-2016 academic session. This content was further refined during 2016-17 along with content was expanded into clinical clerkships (third and fourth year). eQuality also provides periodic trainings for clinical/teaching faculty, residents, staff, and other providers. Longitudinal evaluation of eQuality curriculum was incorporated at the start of the project, and this research is ongoing.

Learn more

  • Want to know more about the development of eQuality? Read our process article in Medical Science Educator.
  • Looking for specific curricula to implement at your school of medicine? See our Curriculum page.
  • Need media contacts or want to read about eQuality in the news? Browse our Media page.
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