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


Continuing Education Units:

This program is not CCCEP accredited. CEUs will not be granted.

Course Availability:

You must complete this course before September 30, 2021. After this date access will be removed.

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 the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements before September 30, 2021: 

  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 the program’s evaluation.

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

There are no pre-requisites 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: September 2, 2020

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at

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

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