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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Gay, lesbian, and bisexual doctors have long had a largely covert presence within the medical profession; their visibility is a relatively recent phenomenon. The American Psychiatric Association's landmark decision in to remove homosexuality from the nomenclature of psychiatric disorders was a major catalyst for this, allowing homosexual and bisexual doctors to take tentative steps into the culture at large.
Attitudes towards lesbians and gay men can be shaped early on in medical training, with early-career doctors expressing less bias towards sexual minorities two years after medical school the more contact and favorable interactions they had with members of the LGBT community during medical school. Wittlin , a doctoral candidate in the psychology department and lead author of the study. The researchers surveyed more than 2, medical students across six years, from their first year of medical school to their second year of medical residency. The survey assessed both the level and quality of their contact with LGBT individuals and also whether they had heard or experienced negative comments or actions against sexual minorities.