ACCESS IN MEDICINE GROUP

Description: 

The Access in Medicine (AIM) Group is a nationally representative group of disability resource professionals (DRP's), faculty, researchers, and providers addressing changes to medical education necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Mission: 

To develop guidance for and assist medical schools with identifying opportunities for a more accessible and equitable educational environment. 

 

Vision: 

An equitable, meaningful, and accessible medical education experience for all learners across diverse virtual, classroom, and clinical settings.

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Pamela Belluomini

NYU School of Medicine 

Dr. Belluomini is the Director of Student Affairs at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and is also responsible for overseeing disability services.  

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Sarah Jean Barton

Duke University

Dr. Barton is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Theological Ethics at Duke University. She serves as a jointly appointed faculty member in Duke University’s School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of the Occupational Therapy Doctorate, and at Duke Divinity School.

Alicia Booth

Designated Interpreters LLC 

Alicia has been a sign language interpreter for 20 years and founder of Designated Interpreters LLC providing niched customized captioning and interpreting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Medical Students and Professionals in Healthcare. “There is always a solution but we might need to create it together!”!

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Carrie Knoff

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Carrie  is the student support manager at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA where she works with the office of Student Affairs to foster a caring educational experience for learners, acts as the school’s liaison to Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities, and serves as a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team

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KimNguyen

University of Southern California

Kim is the Assistant Director at Disability Services and Programs overseeing Clinical & Professional Programs.

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Aggie McGrane

Northwestern University

Aggie is the Associate Director of AccessibleNU on Northwestern University's Chicago campus and works specifically with students with disabilities in medicine, physical therapy, physician's assistant and other professional degree programs. 

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Rob Wallon

Carle Illinois College of Medicine 

Rob is an Academic Skills Specialist at Carle Illinois College of Medicine. His training is in the Learning Sciences, which informs his approach to supporting all students with maximizing their learning.

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Lisa Diekow

University of Florida

Lisa is DRC Liaison for UF Health Science Center programs (Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Vet Med, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs).

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Jennifer Gossett

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

Jennifer is the Director of the Office for Student Access and has spent the last decade disability services including work in policy development, training, and accessibility assessments for both the digital and physical environment.

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Pearl Levey

University of Toronto

Pearl works in Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto, specifically working with professional faculties in the capacity of Accommodations Specialist for Practicums, Placements and Laboratories.

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Christine Low

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Christine is the Director of Disability Services at Icahn and serves on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education. She is a faculty member in Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine, and Adjunct Faculty for the Bank Street College of Education Graduate School and Columbia University, School of Social Work. 

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Timothy Montgomery

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

 Tim is the Director of Student Disability Services at UCSF. He oversees the schools of medicine, pharmacy, and the Graduate Division (which includes the Doctoral in Physical Therapy program)

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Sarah Triano

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Sarah is the Accessibility Support Coordinator at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton, Pennsylvania. With a background in clinical mental health counseling and experience in neuropsychological evaluation, Sarah has a fierce passion for promoting equity in medical education and increasing diversity in the healthcare field.