Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Deaf 4th year medical student leveraging technology resources at the UC Davis School of Medicine

Here is a video showing you the story of Amanda Mooneyham who is profoundly deaf and is in her 4th year of medical school at the UC Davis School of Medicine:



Amanda Mooneyham, who is profoundly deaf, has employed technology, lip reading and interpreters to take full advantage of her medical education. Now in her fourth year at UC Davis School of Medicine, she also recently completed a master's degree in public health plans a career in family medicine.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Deaf medical student's fight against a medical school: Argenyi v. Creighton University

You may have heard of this case that began in 2009: Argenyi v. Creighton University, 703 F.3d 441 (8th Cir. 2013).

The Federal District Court finally made a judgment back on December 19, 2013. You can read the summary of his case here.

Michael Argenyi was a medical student at Creighton University Medical School in Nebraska. He has profound hearing loss and he claims the school was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act because it did not provide him with interpreters and a real time captioning service known as CART.

Here is a video demonstrating CART in the operating room:



Saturday, January 25, 2014

Medical Students with Disabilities on Facebook

There is a Facebook page for medical students with disabilities and you can find it here. It appears that the page was last updated in 2011, so we hope that the administrators of the page will start posting on the page again.