Hot off the Press: New AAMC Report

BY SARAH HEIN, MS, BSN, RN & JAIME A.B. WILSON, PHD, LP

Greetings all!  In addition to the recent blog post “What Does It Mean to ‘Think Outside the Box’?” and the USA Today piece, AMPHL has more exciting news to share! We just received notice of a fantastic new resource that is relevant to our organization.

The AAMC has released a March 2018 report entitled, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Learners and Physicians with Disabilities. This publication was developed by Dr. Lisa Meeks and her team. Dr. Meeks is a clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan and an Institute for Health Policy and Innovation (IHPI) Clinician Scholar. She is especially interested in studying those persons with disabilities in medical education.

Dr. Meeks’ report provides an incredible and eye-opening look into the day-to-day experiences of learners and physicians with disabilities.  The report contains a smorgasbord of recommendations for medical school faculty, advisors, peers, and administrators on best practices for supporting and creating accessible environments for all.  

Kudos to Dr. Meeks and her team for their hard work in organizing a needed and essential professional development opportunity on diversity and inclusion!

The full report can be accessed at the following links: