One thing I would love to see this group accomplish is a form of mentorship for students! For instance, in the ortho section of the APTA, there is a formal mentorship opportunity where they can pair 3rd year students with a clinician that specializes in ortho to help guide them on their journey their last year of school and in to the hiring process of finding their first job. I think a similar structure in mentorship would be beneficial for students in the LGBTQIA+ community. There are concerns with students in "coming out" to their employers, CIs on clinical rotations, and to their patients. There is a lot to navigate and things that a former mentor could help provide and supply them as they navigate out of school and in to the clinical setting.
Jan 30, 2019