Caring for the Aging LGBTQ+ Population

1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Category: 200 Intermediate Concepts

Despite great advances in LGBTQ+ rights, discriminatory practices still exist that create significant barriers to quality health care for this group. This module will explore the history of inequality towards the LGBTQ+ population, barriers to health care older LGBTQ+ adults face or perceive, and the unique health care needs of the older LGBTA+ adult.



Bradley Schnedl, M.D. Candidate

Bradley Schnedl is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He traveled across the country for his undergraduate studies, and attended the beautiful University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. After graduation, he taught high school Biology and Chemistry to ninth and tenth grade students in Los Angeles. He later went on to pursue his medical education at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2011. As a student at OSUCOM, he has served as an active leader in his medical school class. He has served as Vice President of Landacre Honor Society, the research honor society at the College of Medicine. Bradley also is a class elected Student Representative on Student Council. He also has a strong interest in medical education, for which he participates actively as one of the Co-Presidents of PEER, a student-run organization dedicated to providing academic services to fellow medical students. Also, Bradley was recently selected to serve a one-year term as the AAMC Student Member to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the national accrediting body for all 241 medical schools in the country. Bradley intends to pursue a residency in Internal Medicine upon graduation in May 2015, with plans to specialize in Cardiology.

John Davis, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Davis joined the OSU faculty in 2008 as a Clinician-Educator with focus on Immunocompromised Hosts. He is a Fellow Member of the American Society of Transplantation and a Member in Training of The Infectious Diseases Society of America. His practice covers a broad spectrum of Infectious Diseases with an emphasis on immunocompromised hosts. In July of 2012 Dr. Davis was named the Associate Dean for Medical Education at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Davis’ special interests are clinical and educational. His clinical interests are primarily with the infectious diseases of the Immunocompromised Host, broadly defined to include patients living with HIV, patients who have undergone solid-organ or bone-marrow transplantation, and patients who are maintained on immunosuppressive agents for other reasons. Dr. Davis’ educational interests and activities are diverse, and span the spectrum of medical education, from undergraduate and pre-professional education, including medical education and residency/fellowship training, through to continuing medical education for experienced physicians.


  1. Recognize how the history of inequality towards the LGBT population may affect their perception of health care today.
  2. Identify current barriers to quality health care that exist for the aging LGBT community.
  3. Describe the unique health care needs of the aging LGBT population.
  4. Consider specific strategies care professionals can utilize to ensure quality health care to this particular population.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 100%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.