An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in the Pharmacy

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management


Multiple studies have indicated that medical providers, including pharmacists, have inadequate training in trans health. Too often, transgender patients report having to teach their healthcare providers about trans health issues, but it is not the patient’s job to educate us on their care. As pharmacists, we have the responsibility, and owe it to our patients, to be knowledgeable of their medical care. The purpose of this presentation is to provide pharmacists with an introduction to caring for trans patients in the pharmacy. 

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Program Outline
This program consists of the following modules:

  • An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in the Pharmacy (1 hr)
  • Final Exam (0.25 hr)
  • Program Evaluation


Number of Continuing Education Units

Accreditation #

Accreditation Expiry Date 
August 29, 2020

Course Availability
This course is available for registration until 2 weeks before accreditation expiry date. You must complete the course one day before its expiry date; access will be removed after this point.

Learning Format
Online, learning module

Learner Assessment
Multiple choice assessment

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to

  • Define key concepts and LGBTQ+ terms
  • Improve empathy and understanding for trans patients
  • Recognize healthcare disparities and barriers to care for trans patients
  • Describe the role of pharmacists in trans pharmaceutical care
  • Describe accessible trans resources for use in pharmacy practice

Program Completion
To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until one day before its expiry date

  1. Complete the program’s online module (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  3. Complete a program evaluation.

Prerequisites and Target Audience
There are no prerequisites for this program. This online professional development program is designed to support pharmacists who would like to improve their care for trans patients.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Kathryn Carson, Pharmacist (PharmD, BMSc)
  • Laura Gibbon, Manager, Education Training (for the 519)
  • Sasha Campbell, Pharmacist (PharmD)

Last updated: August 28, 2019

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in the Pharmacy 2019   $0.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
An Introduction to Caring for Trans Patients in the Pharmacy 2019   $0.00 Add to Cart 
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