UMN Medical Student Education

The Program in Human Sexuality (PHS) conducts a required course in human sexuality, INMD 6816 Human Sexuality, for first-year medical students to prepare them to render effective primary care for sexual concerns of patients. Primary care will consist basically of providing patients with information and helpful suggestions and refer patients who require more specialized forms of health care. The course is an introduction to basic and clinical skills that will be part of every physician's armamentarium regardless of specialty. Keeping these goals in mind, it is not expected that students will become competent "sex therapists" after completing the Course.  Further learning experiences are available as electives.