National Chair

Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies in Medicine (BGLAM) is the UMMS LGBT student group that also serves as the local chapter of AMSA's LGBT Health Action Committee. BGLAM is a student group that serves to unite gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered individuals and straight allies in the University of Michigan Medical School, and is the LGBTHAC’s chapter for UMMS. We promote awareness of LGBT medical issues at UMMS by: regular reviews of curricula, outreach activities including lunch-time discussions and mentorship opportunities in the University undergraduate program. We work to establish professional contacts and networking opportunities with medical professionals for students through the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), LGBT People in Medicine (AMSA), UMMS and University Health Services, We provide a socially supportive environment for LGBT students and allies at UMMS and within the University's graduate schools and serve as a resource for UMMS individuals or groups requesting information about conferences, community activities and supportive venues. Our events have included workshops on transgender healthcare, lectures on intersex health issues, substance abuse in the LGBT community, panels on same-sex parenting, discussions addressing marginalization in the LGBT community and the myths and misconceptions that help perpetuate and create barriers to healthcare, and social events. Check out bglam's website for more information.