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Addison McGuire, OMS IV


Addison McGuire, OMS IV, is a medical student at Kansas City University (KCU), Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up in a rural setting in Higbee, Missouri. After coming out as transgender, he experienced first-hand the lack of LGBTQ+ informed care in rural communities. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, he worked as a Diversity Educator and volunteered as a panelist sharing his perspective as a transgender person in Missouri. In medical school, he has worked to encourage diversity inclusion in curricula and educate the medical community on LGBTQ+ awareness. He has been honored to share his knowledge at multiple medical schools and community conferences and hopes to continue to drive LGBTQ+ informed care in all specialties.

Addison McGuire, OMS IV, discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, and distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.