Medical Students for Gender and Sexuality Advancement

Faculty Advisors: Jaime Franco, PhD, MBA, MPH 


To increase awareness among the FIU HWCOM student body of LGBTQ health concerns, and to improve the competency and ability of HWCOM students to provide high-quality medical services to LGBTQ patients.

  • To address an unmet medical need
  • To improve access and equity in health care
  • To train future physicians to provide the best possible services to patients


  • Clinical Experience for HWCOM students in LGBTQ health at Care Resource Healthcare
  • Hands-on training and workshops in LGBTQ health
  • Annual AIDS Walk Miami
  • Research Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Partners and Resources:

Student Officers

Co-President: Carmelle Kuizon
Co-President: Jake Nusynowitz