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Women with Disabilities in Medicine: Illuminating the Pathway

This webinar was recorded December 5th, 2023.

While the literature suggests a sharp (115%) increase in students with disabilities entering medical education, the growth in the population of practicing physicians (2%) has not kept pace. One reason may be the lack of mentorship. Mentorship is a key part of a successful transition to a career in medicine, especially for women. The DocsWithDisabilities team in partnership with multiple disability organizations, brings you a Women with Disabilities in Medicine (WWDIM) panel. These practicing physicians shared their insight into navigating the training to work pathway, thriving as doctors with disabilities, and balancing the multiple demands that often disproportionately impact women.

Executive Director: Dr. Lisa Meeks

Co-moderators: Drs. Allison Kessler and Diana Cejas


Dr. Amy Rule

Dr. Sylvia Robinson

Dr. Paige Church

Dr. Jennifer Arnold

Dr. Ashina Singh


Michigan Medicine Center for Disability Health and Wellness

Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL)

Michigan Medicine Department of Family Medicine Disability Program

Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center

APHA Disability Section


Disability in Medicine Mutual Mentorship Program

You can find more information about our programming on the following channels: Instagram: @Docswithdisabilities

Twitter: @DocsWith


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