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.
To develop guidance for and assist medical schools with identifying opportunities for a more accessible and equitable educational environment.
An equitable, meaningful, and accessible medical education experience for all learners across diverse virtual, classroom, and clinical settings.
Lisa Meeks, PhD, Associate Professor
Dr. Meeks is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine within the University of Colorado Medical School and Director of SUMMIT, a new program to address equal access in Health Professions Education. She is the lead investigator of the Meeks Research Group and is passionate about equal access to education and healthcare for persons with disabilities. Meeks has co-authored several articles and books on the subject of disability in medical education, helping to inform policy and best practice in disability inclusion. She also consults with leading health science programs on a myriad of disability-related issues.
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.
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).
Sarah Jean Barton
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.
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.
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!”!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.