Day 9 Topic: Supporting mental health of trainees living with a health condition, disability or illness
Applying for accommodations for the MCAT or USMLE Board exams often requires disabled students to collect letters from mentors to explain that the students face challenges they cannot overcome. These letters, preferably from teachers or supervisors, are considered supporting documentation for accommodation requests. Most students have spent their whole lives, or many years, convincing committees that they are “abled” enough to be a physician. How can able-bodied/non-disabled faculty and fellow students support disabled colleagues while they undergo this sometimes humiliating, stressful, and lengthy process? What can institutions do to intervene early to set their disabled students up for success?
Easy one-click social registrationIs this safe?
We only receive the minimum information necessary to verify your account. We never get access to your friends/contacts or your profile, and we never post on your behalf. Your social account is used for logging in only.ORRegister via email
Send me updates on this Contest
In order to ensure a fair voting process and to make sure that no one votes more than once, we ask that you register either with a social networking account (easiest, only requires one click) or by registering with your email address (this will require you to click on a verification email that we will send you).
You only need to register once.