webinar: Creating Accessible Medical School Admissions

The AAMC is pleased to present the webinar “Creating Accessible Medical School Admissions” on Wednesday, May 24,, 2023, 12:00 – 1:15 pm ET.

With the changing demographics of the United States, the medical profession is challenged to produce a workforce representative of the population, including the 26% identified as having a disability. While medical student representation has increased in recent years, active recruitment efforts rarely focus on students with disabilities.

To truly practice disability inclusion, medical schools must remove the first barrier to medical education—admission. Admissions barriers are partially grounded in ableism and include long-standing, systematic, and stereotyped beliefs about disability. Improving admissions processes for students with disabilities, curating an understanding of disability as a unique and necessary contributor to a diverse and inclusive workforce, and reducing ableist belief systems are the first steps towards a more inclusive physician workforce.

This webinar includes admissions leaders from across the country who will identify many of the barriers and belief systems for admissions and share how their institutions implement more inclusive admissions practices.


Deborah Berman, MD, Interim Dean for Admissions, University of Michigan Medical School; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical Center

Christina Grabowski, PhD, Associate Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management and Associate Professor of Medical Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine

Charlene Green, PsyD, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Outreach, and Diversity, UC Davis School of Medicine

Lisa Meeks, PhD, Associate Professor, Learning Health Sciences and Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School; Executive Director, Docs With Disabilities Initiative 

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