Monday, May 16, 2016

Surgical resident becomes paralyzed and not allowed to complete training at SUNY Downstate

The story about the surgical resident Svetlana Kleyman can be found on the New York Post here and on PIX11 here.

According to the New York Post story, titled, "SUNY wouldn’t let me finish medical training after I became paralyzed":

Svetlana Kleyman was paralyzed by a spinal infection. After months of rehabilitation and learning to live life in a wheelchair, she reached out to SUNY about resuming her place in the program. But, SUNY would not take her back. So, Kleyman has filed a lawsuit against SUNY Downstate.

Her attorney is Daniel Kaiser (Kaiser Saurborn & Mair, P.C.).

Monday, May 9, 2016

Inviting students, residents, physicians with disabilities for AAMC/UCSF Lived Experience Study

In partnership, the American Association for Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine are conducting a qualitative research study of physicians and learners (residents and medical students) with disabilities to better understand their lived experiences during medical training. All forms of disability (learning, psychological, physical, sensory, chronic health, and AD/HD) will be included in this research. The research will culminate in a joint AAMC/UCSF special report scheduled for release in 2017, as well as further scholarly publications.

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