International Council For Disabilitiy Inclusion in Medical Education


Year 1:  Produce a document on shared principles about supporting qualified disabled individuals in the medical profession. 


Year 2: Develop a template for sharing examples of reasonable accommodations / adjustments as potential ideas to support learners internationally. These would serve as a ‘bank’ of examples to help organizations and institutions implement these for individuals.  


Year 3: Revisit the existing guidance in lieu of new literature and evidence-based research and would incorporate these findings into a new framework for disability inclusion in medicine to be used by the research community and in institutional application.

Our Team


Lisa Meeks, PhD PI for the DocsWithDisabilities Group, President of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education, Lead Author on the AAMC report, Disability Lead Faculty for the ACGME Equity Matters Initiative Satendra Singh, MD Doctors with Disabilities: Agents of Change (Health Professionals with Disabilities for Social Justice) Professor of Physiology, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

Council Members

American Medical Association Kimberly D. Lomis, MD Undergraduate Medical Education Innovations Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL) Chris Moreland, MD, MPH President Association of American Medical Colleges Amy Addams Director, Student Affairs Alignment and Holistic Review Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Dr. Anna Karwowska Vice President of Education Dr. Genevieve Moineau President and CEO Coalition for Disability Access In Health Science Education Neera Jain, PhD, MS, CRC Executive Board member, co-author of AAMC report Disabled Doctors Network UK Jen Warren, MD Doctors with Disabilities Australia Dinesh Palipana, MD General Medical Council (UK) Darren Bryant Johns Hopkins University Center for Disability Inclusion Bonnie Swenor, MPH, PHD Founder, Director of Center Medical Council of Canada Ilona Bartman Research Associate Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Lise Mongensen, PhD Senior lecturer and researcher in the Western Sydney School of Medicine Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand Working Group Representative NHS (UK) Shibley Rahman, MD Special advisor in disability, NHS Practitioner Health Service Society of Physicians with Disabilities Joseph Kim, MD Organizational head Stanford Medical Abilities Coalition Peter Poullos, MD Founder, President

Report Coming March 2022