4th Friday Preceptor Development - Medical Care for the LGBTQ+ Population

February 24, 2023

The 4th Friday Preceptor Development Series provides regular programming for LMU-DCOM preceptors working with 3rd and 4th year students on clinical rotations. In the preceptor needs assessment administered in Fall 2021 and Fall 2022, preceptors self identified several knowledge gaps, including difficulty managing time constraints, understanding the baseline knowledge of students on rotation, knowing what to teach in the office, and knowing how to best communicate with and engage students. This monthly series of one hour virtual sessions delivered over the noon hour is designed to provide regular preceptor development programming to address ongoing preceptor needs.

Target Audience

LMU-DCOM physician preceptors

Learning Objectives

  • Recall 3 health disparities existent for the LGBTQ+ population.
  • Explain the 3 dimensions that define sexual orientation.
  • Explain 2 ways that health care providers can create a LGBTQ+ affirming practice.
  • Explain 2 ways that health care providers can properly care for the LGBTQ+ patient.

Additional Information

Course summary
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Event starts: 
02/24/2023 - 12:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/24/2023 - 1:00pm EST

Jennifer Russomanno, DrPH 

Dr. Jennifer Russomanno is an Assistant Professor of Practice and the MPH Program Director at the University of Tennessee Department of Public Health. Prior to this role, she served as an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Co-Director for the Foundations of Modern Healthcare (FMHC) curriculum at Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM).  She received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from UT-Knoxville in 2016 and her Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) from UT-Knoxville in 2019.  In her role at UT-Public Health, Dr. Russomanno teaches various masters level courses including Research Methods, Program Assessment and Planning, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, and Health Policies, Systems and Leadership. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Russomanno is also actively involved in research endeavors.  She has over 6 years of experience examining food inequities among marginalized populations and has explored issues of food insecurity among sexual minority and gender minority people, as well as recipients of Federal food assistance programs. To date, she has 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with 1 more currently under review.  She has conducted 16 refereed oral and/or poster presentations in various regional and national conferences and is regularly invited as a guest speaker to a wide variety of community forums.

Dr. Russomanno currently serves as the chair of the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council, a council that exists to examine policies and programs related to food equity and food justice. Additionally, Dr. Russomanno serves as a task force member on the Covid-19 Emergency Food Access Response Team in Knox County, Tennessee.

There are no financial relationships to disclose.

The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. LMU-DCOM designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

UNE COM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1.0 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians. Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACCME through the joint providership of University of New England and LMU-DCOM. University of New England is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


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Required Hardware/software

Learners will need a device with Internet access and the ability to enter a Zoom meeting.