Thursday, January 21, 2021

Save the date: 2nd Annual Stanford Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine

The 2nd Annual Conference on Disability in Healthcare and Medicine will be held on:

April 10, 2021


8:00 am - 6:00pm Pacific Time

Interactive Webinar

Learn more about this upcoming event here:

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

Target audience:
•  Medical students and medical doctors
•  Nursing students and nurses
•  PA students and PA’s
•  All other interested healthcare providers and allies

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Exploring mentorship for students and physicians with disabilities

In Dec 2020 and Jan 2021, the Society for Physicians with Disabilities (SPD), the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC), and the Stanford Medical Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illness (MSDCI) held virtual meetings to explore mentorship for students and physicians with disabilities. 

This remains an ongoing project that is open to all students and physicians with disabilities. 

We currently plan to hold virtual meetings each month. During these meetings, participants are divided into small groups so they can discuss thoughts and share perspectives. Then, we come together as a large group to debrief. Over time, the meeting formats may change. We have not been formally pairing up mentors with mentees. 

If you would like to learn more and participate in future meetings, be sure to join our organization so that you will receive information about our upcoming meetings. 


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Disabled Doctors Network (UK)


The Disabled Doctors Network (UK) supports the welfare, rights & inclusion of chronically ill, disabled doctors & medical students in the UK.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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...