University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Patient Testimonial 

My name is Cammy Bellis and I am the Education and Training Specialist in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. I was the former director of the Transgender Education Program at Arizona State University, where I also taught from 2009-2018. Additionally, over the last 12 years I have presented to teachers, school administrators, counselors, and school psychologists on how to create safe and affirming environments for LGBTQ youth in an effort to decrease harassment and bullying. I was previously the Education Training Coordinator for the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Phoenix and former board member. I am also the founder of Mothers in Transition, an organization that advocates for and supports mothers of transgender/gender nonconforming children who find themselves in custody disputes with a rejecting ex-partner. I bring extensive knowledge about the transgender community to my role at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is creating a training on transgender-affirming healthcare for students, faculty, residents, staff, and our community partners. If you are interested in submitting a testimonial for part of our training, we would be grateful for your contribution. We believe that collaboration and input from the transgender/gender non-conforming/gender expansive community of Arizona is critical to creating effective and accurate trainings.

If you are interested in submitting a patient testimonial (for yourself or for your TGNC child) to be used as a teaching tool for future physicians, please submit responses below. The information you share will be used for any trainings affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix and their partners, and may be used with the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. If you have any questions about the content of the training, please do not hesitate to contact me personally at cbellis@email.arizona.edu

Thank you for participating!

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* 1. Share an experience/s you or your child has had (positive, negative, or neutral) with medical providers.

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* 2. What is one thing you want future physicians to know about transgender/gender non-conforming/gender-expansive patients?

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* 3. Would you like us to use a specific name for your testimonial? If so, please include it below (otherwise testimonials will be anonymous to ensure confidentiality)

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* 4. How old are you? If you are filling out this form for your child, please indicate the age of your child.

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* 5. If there is anything else you would like us to know, please include it below.

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