Intimate Relationships in Medical School is for anyone studying the medical sciences who is married or in a committed relationship. Michael Myers-an experienced psychiatrist and clinician- uses several case examples throughout the book which are composites from his practice. Through these and the author's suggestions and insights, the busy, committed medical student and his or her partner will increase their ability to confront and resolve misunderstandings.
Chapter 6: We're a Gay Couple
We're a Gay Couple
The profession of medicine has come a long way in the last generation or two in recognizing and accepting that a certain percentage of medical students are gay or lesbian. Contemporary medical students who are open about their homosexuality generally feel a high level of acceptance by their medical school peers. They are less certain, however, about their professors and attending physicians. It is easier to be an openly gay or lesbian medical student in cities such as New York or San Francisco than it is in states such as Mississippi or parts of the Midwest, and irrespective of geographical location, it is less common to be open about your gayness if you are attending a medical school ...