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Revising Life’s To Do List: A Personal Story of Transitioning Out of Medical School (Alicia DiGiammarino & Patricia Mejia)

Revising Life's To Do List: A Personal Story of Transitioning Out of Medical School (Alicia DiGiammarino & Patricia Mejia) Using Alicia's story of transitioning out of medical school due to an invisible disability as a backdrop, Alicia DiGiammarino and Pat Mejia will lead participants to 1) brainstorm responses to common scenarios encountered in medical school and 2) draft their own, personal mission…

Impromptu Social

Impromptu Social Due to a speaker cancellation, this session was converted into a social event, where breakout rooms were established based on audience suggestion.

Displaying Ability in Medicine with the Invisible Disability of ADHD (Dr. Kalaki Clarke)

Displaying Ability in Medicine with the Invisible Disability of ADHD (Dr. Kalaki Clarke) Invisible disabilities account for more than 80% of all disabilities. In this presentation, Dr. Clarke will identify examples of invisible disabilities and discuss the challenges she has faced by the invisible disability of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Based on her success in both medical training and practice settings,…

What to Do and Where to Start: A Disability in Medicine Advocacy Primer (Nora Newcomb)

What to Do and Where to Start: A Disability Advocacy in Medicine Primer This interactive presentation will go over the basics of advocacy in academia. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following concepts: an overview of organized medicine, an explanation of the AMA policy cycle and how research and education work can be advocacy.   Speaker Bio: Nora Newcomb,…

Tough Cases: Confronting Ableism in Healthcare (Dr. Stephanie Van)

Tough Cases: Confronting Ableism in Healthcare Ableism permeates the culture of healthcare and medical education, impacting health outcomes for both patients and providers alike. This session will describe common themes of ableism in healthcare settings, confronting how ableism manifests within the dynamics of patient and provider, provider and provider, and instructor and trainee. By the end of the session, participants…

DM3P: Who We Are, Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

DM3P: Who We Are, Where We've Been, Where We're Going Please join us for an evening of reflection on where the DM3P community stands today. The executive leadership will share information about DM3P’s philosophy, past achievements, current projects, and future plans. Additionally, the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on DM3P’s initiatives. We are excited to engage in…

Erin Jarrell (Two Steps Forward, One Step Back)

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Speaker: Dr. Erin Jarrell Meeting Description (tentative): You will learn about Dr. Jarrell's experiences with accommodations for her vision impairment in college, medical school, residency, and the workforce and will hear about the value of physicians with disabilities in clinical practice. Speaker Bio: Dr. Jarrell earned her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School…

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: My journey through life and medicine with a vision impairment

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back:  My journey through life and medicine with a vision impairment Dr. Jarrell will share her experiences living, learning and working with a vision impairment.  She will share the strategies and accommodations she utilized throughout her career in medicine.  There will be time to discuss strategies for combating ableism and the value of people with disabilities in…

Winter Social Time

Winter Social Time Meeting Description:   It was on Wednesday, December 20 from 5:30–7:00 PM PST, for the monthly virtual Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program Meeting. Based on your feedback, this meeting was structured as an end-of-year social. You, the participants, were able to move freely between multiple breakout rooms, each with its own discussion prompt. We were excited to…

From personal journey to professional passion: How lived experience, healthcare simulation, and media unite to advocate for inclusivity in medicine

“From personal journey to professional passion: How lived experience, healthcare simulation, and media unite to advocate for inclusivity in medicine” Guest Speaker: Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc  Meeting Description:   It was on Wednesday, January 17th from 5:30–7:00 PM PST, for the monthly virtual Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program Meeting. Jennifer shared her personal experience and journey of becoming a neonatologist…

How I disclosed in medicine

How I disclosed in medicine   Meeting Description: It was on Wednesday, February 21st from 5:00–6:30 PM PST, for the monthly virtual Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program Meeting. The speaker discussed her journey to becoming a social media influencer and how she chose to disclose both publicly online and in her applications to residency.  This led to a broader…

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