Major health organizations have reported large gaps in LGBTQ health education.
On average, medical students receive less than five hours of training on LGBTQ issues during medical school. Similarly, these organizations recognize the challenges faced by LGBTQ health professional students and the need to broaden education in the field of LGBTQ health.
A 2013 Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) report recommended that health professional schools provide professional development workshops for LGBTQ students, raise awareness about LGBTQ discrimination and give presentations on LGBTQ health disparities. A 2019 study by Yale University of Medicine, recommended that medical schools use a wide range of stakeholders to build consensus, establish complimentary student and faculty roles, and balance sexual and gender minority components across the curriculum in order to create a more integrative curriculum.