This project contributes to the strengthening of social justice and the transformation of detrimental gender stereotypes and gender norms. Through this synergistic approach, the quality of education will be enhanced, and, ultimately, patients will benefit from a better quality of care.
The GEMS platform is part of the project “Sex and Gender integration in the Swiss Medical Curriculum” funded by swissuniversities (P-7 call 2021-2024: Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities in university development).
Specifications and functioning of the platform
All those interested in contributing to the platform may contact the moderator of their university of affiliation (see Contact) who will accompany them in the procedure. The steps are the signature of an autorship contract and the classification of the course materials for their online publication. The authors can at any time decide to withdraw their material by a written request to the moderator or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in sharing course materials must sign the autorship contract.
The dimensions of sex and gender need be taken into account and integrated into the training of medical students, as specified in the federal learning objectives PROFILES, which are common to all medical curricula of Swiss universities.
Given the magnitude of the task and the uneven and sometimes limited resources of each partner university, it was meaningful to pool the resources, efforts, and strategies of the different institutions. From the beginning, the project was realized through a collaboration between medical schools and one nursing school, in order to allow the integration of the sex and gender dimensions in the most transversal way possible.
The collaboration resulted in the Sex and Gender integration project (S&G Integration), which enabled the creation of this platform thanks to the financial support of swissuniversities.
Focus of the S&G integration project
- Creation of a platform to host and share teaching resources: GEMS-platform.
- Development of a core curriculum to share a common vision and structure the content for the integration of sex and gender dimensions into medical education in Switzerland.
- Involvement of a range of stakeholders (deanery, faculty, students) to promote support and sustainability of the project in each institution.
- Communication activities: newsletters, press releases, scientific publications, conferences, interviews.
- Steering and monitoring of activities.
Stay informed of the project's progress:
Newlsetter 1 - June 2021