Understanding the Needs and Preferences of Domestic and Sexual Violence Education for Health Profession Students

Jessica N. Semin, Alena Skrundevskiy-Coburn, Lynette M. Smith, Shireen S. Rajaram

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This study examined health profession students’ comfort levels, perceived knowledge, attitudes, and preferences for domestic and sexual violence education at an academic medical center. Students indicated their perceived knowledge of community resources was poor, whereas comfort, attitudes, and perceived knowledge of the topic remained fair. A majority of students (83.2%) reported receiving less than 3 hr of training in their coursework, which remained consistent for students with more years of education. Students preferred content be incorporated into existing curricula or presented in lunch seminars. Study results reveal opportunities for improvement in domestic and sexual violence education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalViolence Against Women
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019



  • domestic violence education
  • health profession students
  • interprofessional education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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