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    Disability and Accessibility in Academic Medicine

    AAMC resources focused on disability and accessibility across academic medicine, in biomedical research, in health care, and in medical education. 

    The AAMC recognizes the importance of including disability and accessibility in its mission to support the diverse needs of learners, healthcare professionals, researchers, and patients. From testing and admissions practices for students, curriculum design in medical education, professional supports for clinicians and researchers, to patient care, ensuring access and support for individuals with disabilities is essential to achieving equity in academic medicine.

    For those who are interested in learning more about disability and accessibility, below are links to AAMC webpages focused on disability and accessibility across academic medicine, in biomedical research, in healthcare and in medical education.

    Across Academic Medicine

    • Accessibility Resource Bundle: This curated collection includes scholarly resources, in-person and virtual events, and other information to help you stay up to date on the latest work happening across medical education.
    • Disability Inclusion Virtual Community: Community of medical educators, disability resource professionals, admissions leaders, and assessment specialists focused on disability inclusion in medical education and an outlet for sharing valuable resources to aid stakeholders in creating disability inclusive environments. Topics include admissions, assessments, performance and trajectory, accommodations in didactic and clinical settings, legal case review and analysis, technical standards, and remediating learners with disabilities.
    • Disability Representation and Inclusion within Academic Medicine Series – AAMC IDEAS Learning Series: AAMC webinar series featuring members of the disability community and disability experts from across the continuum discussing the need for increased representation and inclusion of people with disabilities in academic medicine. These webinars include topics relevant to physicians, researchers, and those in the education and training stages of their career.

    In Biomedical Research

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    In Health Care & Access to Care

    Click on the handouts tab for each webinar to access relevant resources.

    In Medical Education