Learners and Physicians with Disabilities: Accessibility, Action, and Inclusion in Medical Education Executive Summary
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- Learners and Physicians with Disabilities: Accessibility, Action, and Inclusion in Medical Education Executive Summary
Providing key access to persons with disability is essential in medical education. The AAMC and UC-San Francisco’s School of Medicine partnered on this report to draw conclusions and recommendations on the experiences of learners facing disabilities.
Designed for medical faculty, medical advisors, and administrations looking for recommendations to increase access for learners with disabilities.
OVERVIEW AND BENEFITS
Providing key access to people with disabilities is essential in medical education. The AAMC and UC-San Francisco’s School of Medicine partnered on this report to draw conclusions and offer recommendations on the experiences of learners facing disabilities, including how to infuse disability initiatives into all diversity and inclusion strategies and provide ongoing professional development for faculty and staff. The report features key recommendations to increase meaningful access for learners with disabilities, including:
- Infusing disability into all diversity and inclusion initiatives
- Designating and resourcing disability services providers who are knowledgeable about medical education
- Integrating best practices in disability and accessible and respectful language into curricula and pedagogy
- Taking a universal design approach to both physical space and learner activities and experiences
- Normalizing help-seeking behaviors and facilitating access to wellness services
- Providing ongoing professional development for faculty and staff
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