Starting this July, MCC in partnership with The Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education will host a series of webinars focused on disability inclusion. 

 

Our 4-part webinar series offers a low-cost, high impact professional development opportunity tailored to health science programs. Registration is limited to 200 registrations. 

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Webinar 1:

The 10 Policies & Practices That All Health Science Programs Should Adopt

 

Lisa Meeks, PhD The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Family Medicine 

Kristina H. Petersen, PhD, New York Medical College

 

A commitment to inclusion requires programs to be thoughtful and purposeful in their approach to the full inclusion of students with disabilities. This is most evident in the policies and practices that programs adopt. Informed by recent litigation, OCR resolutions, progressive practices, and the forthcoming Springer Nature book Disability as Diversity: A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing, and the Health Professions, the presenters will offer 10 policies and practices that are critical to the inclusion of students with disabilities. 

Webinar 2:

Disability and Wellness: Knowing When and What to Accommodate

Joseph Murray, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

Lisa Meeks, PhD The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Family Medicine

 

Programs often forget to consider accommodations for students with psychological disabilities, instead only referring them to wellness programming or counseling services.

This webinar identifies programmatic pitfalls and referral opportunities related to students with psychological disabilities. Participants will also learn how to navigate the landscape of leave of absence and program re-entry using Department of Justice guidance. 

 

We will review accommodation promising practices for this population, informed by accreditation standards, mental health experts, health science associations, and the books: Medical Student Well-Being: An Essential Guide and the forthcoming book Disability as Diversity: A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing, and the Health Professions(Springer Nature).

Webinar 3:

Clinical Accommodations: Determination, Implementation and Promising Practices

Lisa Meeks, PhD The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Family Medicine

Jan Serrantino, EdD, President, The Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education

 

Accommodating students in clinical settings continues to be a source of confusion, with many programs reporting that they simply "do not accommodate clinicals." This is not, however, in keeping with promising practices or legal requirements. 

 

In this webinar, we identify the biggest misconceptions in health science education regarding accommodations for clinical settings and offer approaches that are vetted by health science campuses across the country. We provide answers for some of the most frequently asked questions about clinical accommodations and break down the decision-making process using student case reviews. This webinar draws on new guidance from the forthcoming books, Disability as Diversity: A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing, and the Health Professions. (Springer Nature) and Equal Access for Students with Disabilities 

The Guide for Health Science and Professional Education, Second Edition (Springer Publishing) Finally, we discuss the promise of simulation for disability inclusion. 

Webinar 4:

Bringing It All Together:

Q&A Roundup

Christine Low, MSW, LCSW-R, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Lisa Meeks, PhD The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Family Medicine

Informed by attendee questions, this webinar will build on the first three webinars with greater detail about what YOU want to know. Each question will be researched and referenced. This format allows the presenters to dig deeper and get to the heart of your most salient concerns. 

$299

Each

Complete Series

$499 

*includes 2 free replays within 60 days 

All webinars are 90 minutes in length, closed-captioned and begin at 

3:30 EST

(2:30 CST, 1:30 MST, 12:30 PST)

 

Webinar 1: July 16th

Webinar 2: August 13th 

Webinar 3: September 17th

Webinar 4: October 15th

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