Welcome!

Welcome to the homepage for the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) at the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine!  Through our involvement with faculty, administrators, and students in the School of Medicine and other UNC Health Schools, we seek to better educate our classmates and ourselves about issues in serving LGBTQ populations.

We're very excited about the 2012-2013 school year. Already we have several talks planned including how to be an LGBT ally, HIV treatment retention among minority youth, and female sexual anatomy as well as others in the works. We will continue to be deeply involved in the curriculum and will be organizing an LGBT health curriculum task force made up of students and faculty to address LGBT health education in the pre-clinical and clinical years.

Get Involved with the QSA! We are looking for interested MS1s who would be willing to carry on the education and advocacy work that the Queer Straight Alliance performs within the medical school through involvement with MS4 Capstone Curriculum, lunch time lectures, and feedback to pre-clinical curriculum development. Email one of us (or even talk to us in person) if you would like to learn more.

For Interviewees! Congratulations on getting an interview offer from UNC School of Medicine! We are excited you will be coming to visit our campus. If you would like to be hosted by a member of QSA, whether it is meeting up for a meal or staying overnight, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEotRGJjaktYUWpWQ3VBeGNvRVdBSGc6MQ We will get back to you via email.

 

Become Safe Zone Certified: We will be having a Spring Safe Zone training session for students, faculty, and staff of the medical school on a date to be announced later.

 

Visitors and new students, are you aware that UNC-CH has a non-discrimination policy in place in order to respect all members of the campus community? It was updated in June 2008 to include both gender identity and gender expression! Go UNC!!!

 

Have a comment on the website or a question about the QSA and/or the UNC-CH School of Medicine? Please feel free to contact one of our student leaders!

Last updated August 23, 2011.