Felicity Nelson from the Medical Republic writes a detailed article on accessing medical education by people with disabilities. Read the article here.
In an article for Slate, Nathan Kohrman calls disabled medical students “one of the most underrepresented groups in American higher education”.
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Doctors often care for people with disabilities, yet few physicians have one. University of Michigan’s medical school recently altered its technical standards to better promote a longtime mission of inclusivity.
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Neurologists and physicians who have neurologic disorders and disabilities discuss the challenges they have overcome to train and work with patients. Click here to read more.
This article outlines stories of the uttermost triumph and big victories of medical students with a diverse range of disabilities, advocating for diversity and equal opportunity. Click here to read their stories.
Would you be in safer hands if your doctor had the same illness as you? Meet the dermatologist with a skin complaint, a psychiatrist with depression, an oncologist who survived cancer and a maternal fetal medicine specialist who couldn’t conceive. And what do they have all have in common: true empathy, birthed from their personal experiences as a patient. Click here to read their stories.
After an injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down, Jeff wasn’t sure if he’d be able to go to medical school, but he continued to pursue his dream. Click here to read more.
Dr. Philip Zazove is one of the first deaf physicians certified in the United States, graduating from Washington University. His specialty is family medicine. Today, he is using his story to motivate others. Click here to read his story.
Dr. Amanda Mooneyham has a 90 decibel hearing loss in both ears, which is considered profound. She can read lips and, with the help of hearing aids, can hear speech as long as the words are spoken clearly and in her direction. She recently graduated from U.C. Davis and finished up a six-week rotation at Shasta Community Health. Click here to read more.
Chris McCulloh, MD, is a resident in general surgery at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey. He is currently finishing a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship in pediatric surgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where his research has focused on stem cell therapy in necrotizing enterocolitis.
He soon plans to resume residency training at Morristown and will apply for fellowship training in pediatric surgery. He had to take a year off medical school to focus on rehab after an accident led to a spinal cord injury. Click here to read his blog.