Thursday, September 3, 2020

Living with Health Conditions During Medical Training

The NEJM Resident 360 recently hosted an online threaded discussion titled, "Living with Health Conditions During Medical Training." 

Topics included:
  • Connecting Trainees to Others With Shared Experience
  • Community-building for trainees living with health conditions, disabilities and illnesses
  • Protecting Trainees from Ableism
  • Supporting Students through the Stress of Documentation
  • Prioritizing Trainee Mental Health
  • How do trainees go about selecting disability insurance?
  • Navigating Extracurricular Spaces
  • Strategies for Balancing Health and Academics/Social Life
  • Exclusion of Disabilities Education from Medical Education
  • Examples of Integrating Disabilities Curricula into Medical Education
  • Universal Design in Medical School Curricula
  • Balancing Well-Being and Training Through Accommodations
  • and more...

Monday, June 1, 2020

Stanford School of Medicine's Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine

Don't miss this free event:



Saturday, June 20th, 2020

8:00am - 2:30pm Pacific Daylight Time

Interactive Webinar


The conference goals are:

•  Supporting students and healthcare providers with disabilities

•  Training healthcare providers to better care for patients with disabilities

•  Research into the intersection of providers and patients with disabilities



Conference Hosted by:

Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC)

Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI)


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Call for volunteers

The Society of Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities is seeking volunteers! Please fill out this short online form if you would be willing to volunteer: https://forms.gle/yawjWQ6ZL8Ldp1nL7

Friday, February 28, 2020

ACP members shares their stories

Don't miss this story on ACP Internist titled, "Doctors with disability reflect on challenges." Paralyzed in a driving accident. Multiple sclerosis. Born deaf. Achromatopsia. Navigating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Realizing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: Equal Access for Residents With Disabilities

Don't miss this important article published in the Oct 2019 issue of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education:

Realizing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: Equal Access for Residents With Disabilities

Lisa M. Meeks, Neera R. Jain, Christopher Moreland, Nichole Taylor, Jason C. Brookman, and Michael Fitzsimons (2019) Realizing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: Equal Access for Residents With Disabilities. Journal of Graduate Medical Education: October 2019, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 498-503.




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