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Community Building for Diversity & Inclusion LGBTQMed


LGBTQMed, also referred to as QMed, is a student identity group that promotes the empowerment, representation, and visibility of LGBTQ+ medical students at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. LGBTQMed’s student leaders strive to make our school an inclusive space for members of the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ stands for the following:

  • lesbian
  • gay
  • bisexual
  • transgender
  • queer or questioning

The + represents the expansiveness of the community listed above, and is inclusive of all, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

LGBTQMed executes programming that addresses sexual orientation and/or gender identity as it relates to medical education, especially to encourage greater inclusion of LGBTQ+ health in NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s curriculum. The organization also creates an inclusive space to support LGBTQ+ medical students as they navigate the profession of medicine and connects them with LGBTQ+ house staff and faculty through the Queer Mentoring and Advocacy Program (QMAP). Some of LGBTQMed’s past programming have included the following:

  • dinner lectures with LGBTQ+ faculty
  • LGBTQ+ documentary screenings and discussions
  • LGBTQ+ art and history outings
  • community building with peer LGBTQ+ groups from other New York City–area medical schools
  • marching with NYU at the annual New York City Pride Parade and attending other LGBTQ+ events in New York City
  • representing NYU Grossman School of Medicine at LGBTQ+ health-related conferences

LGBTQMed Executive Board

To get connected with NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s LGBTQMed student identity group and its leaders, please reach out to Sarah Khalil, program coordinator for recruitment and retention, at

Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality is the world’s largest and oldest association of LGBTQ+ healthcare professionals, including physicians, residents, medical students, and others. Learn more about membership in GLMA.