Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Join the campaign #DocsWithDisabilities

The University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine is developing a campaign to raise awareness about the number of practicing #docswithdisabilities in medicine via a social media campaign on Twitter and Instagram.

The campaign will highlight various DWD (Docs with Disabilities) by name and photo.

We invite you to join the campaign by contributing your story, normalizing the inclusion of DWD in the physician workforce.

Using submitted photos and stories, they will create an infographic, integrating the hashtag #DocsWithDisabilities with your featured photo, quote, and short bio.

The campaign will kick off the first week of January and continue until the end of May 2018.

Submit your story by Dec 31 at: bit.ly/docswithdisabilitiessubmit


Friday, July 14, 2017

NYT: Doctors with Disabilities - Why They're Important

Don't miss this New York Times story published on July 11, 2017 titled, "Doctors with Disabilities: Why They're Important." The story, written by Dr. Dhruv Khullar, mentions a few physicians who have disabilities:

Dr. Gregory Snyder, a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who uses a wheelchair

Dr. C. Lee Cohen, a resident at Massachusetts General Hospital who has partial hearing loss in both ears and uses an amplified stethoscope

The article discusses the importance of a diverse work force. Patients of various backgrounds may feel more comfortable when they have physicians who are like them. Physicians with disabilities may be able to relate on a different level with certain patients.