AAVMC & University Partners present findings from the LGBT Student Experience Study
First follow up study to the DiVersity Matters Climate Survey
In 2011, the Association of
American Medical Colleges and the American Veterinary Medical Association
conducted a national student study on climate and diversity at the US colleges
of veterinary medicine.
this important study suggest that students who self-identify as lesbian, gay,
bisexual and/or transgender have different experiences as DVM students when
compared to their heterosexual counterparts.
follow up to the 2011 study, a research team, comprised of
members from Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Purdue
University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tennessee and University
of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted a two-phase qualitative study exploring how
self-identified LGBT students experience climate in American veterinary schools. Preliminary findings for this study suggest that LGBT students experience a range of institutional climates that have varied impacts on their academic and social experiences while attending veterinary school. The findings include specific descriptions of identified climates and specific text excerpts to help articulate the diversity of
student experience. Preliminary study findings were presented during a November 2013 webinar hosted by VOICE and Broad Spectrum student organizations.
LGBT Student Experience Study Webinar, November 6, 2013.
If you have questions about
this important study you may contact Lisa Greenhill, Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity, at firstname.lastname@example.org.