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PROJECTS

Graduation Questionnaire (GQ) Study

AAMC Data 

PI's

Lisa Meeks, PHD, MA

Christopher Moreland, MD, MPH

Dowin Boatright, MD 

Bonnie Swenor

Trainees

Karina Pereira-Lima, PhD

Mytien Nguyen, MS (MD/PHD c)

Zoie Sheets, MD, MPH

Graduation Ceremony
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Prevalence of Disability and Accommodation Use in Traditional Bachelor’s Degree Nursing Programs in the US

PI

Lisa Meeks, PhD, MA

 

Co-I's

Jaclyn Bandell, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Vanessa Cameron MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CEN, CNL

Brandy Jackson, MSN, MBA, RN

Katie Pawloski, Ph.D., RN, CMSRN, CNE

 

Students 

Jasmine Novak

Rylee Betchkal

Recognizing and Addressing Ableism and Bias in

Medical and Nursing Education Training

A Qualitative Study

PI's

Lisa Meeks, PHD, MA

Abigail Konopasky, PhD

 

Co-Investigators

Justin Bullock, MD, MPH (PhD-c)

Hannah Anderson, MBA

Neera Jain PhD

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Residents With Disabilities

Residents With Disabilities 

AIMS

1. Conduct an Assessment of the Prevalence of Disability in Residency Across Specialities 

2. Conduct an Assessment of Accommodation Use in Residency Programs 

PI's: Lisa Meeks, Srijan Sen

Team: Karina Pereira-Lima, Erene Stergiopoulos, Elena Frank

Student: Katherine Ross 

The Pathway Project 

Performance and trajectory of medical students with disabilities

 

11 institutions

January 2020-May 2020

 

Co-PI's: Lisa Meeks, PhD and Michael Kim MD

Ben Case, Christopher Moreland

Lab Student: Caitlyn Coates

  • Policy Review
    MCC provides full policy review, recommendations, and drafts new policies for health science institutions.
  • Complex Case Review
    MCC accepts limited complex case reviews offering a second opinion for institutions seeking outside consultation.
  • Technical Standards Review and Development
    MCC provides support to technical standards committees and also provides comprehensive technical standards drafting for health science programs.
  • Program Evaluation
    MCC provides program review for health science programs exclusively.
  • Faculty Training
    MCC provides on-site and remote faculty training.
  • Employment Searches for Disability Professionals
    MCC can help draft job descriptions, offer consultation on office structure, and serve as a consultant to the hiring committee evaluating applicants candidacy for disability service professional positions.
  • Disability Professional Training
    MCC can arrange to train new and newerdisability resource professionals on an individual or group basis.
  • Continuous Consult
    MCC is retained on a 'as needed' consult coverage with a limited number of institutions per year. This provides access to consultation within 48 hours as needed, while developing an ongoing relationship with school officials.
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Prevalence Study

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Medical Education

This study was designed to benchmark and follow the number of allopathic (MD) medical students who disclose a disability and register with disability services over a period of 10 years.  We recently added osteopathic (DO) schools to the survey.

Team: 

Research Manager: Ben Case

PI: Lisa Meeks 

Analysts: Kurt Herzer, Missy Plegue 

Researchers: Bonnie Swenor

Prevalence Study

Prevalence Study

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Medical Education

This study was designed to benchmark and follow the number of allopathic (MD) medical students who disclose a disability and register with disability services over a period of 10 years.  We recently added osteopathic (DO) schools to the survey.

 

Wave 1 of data collection and benchmarking

2015-16

Wave 2 of data collection 2018-19

Wave 3 of data collection 2021-22

Wave 4 of data collection 2025-26

Team: 

Research Manager: Ben Case

PI: Lisa Meeks 

Analysts: Kurt Herzer, Missy Plegue 

Researchers: Bonnie Swenor

  • Policy Review
    MCC provides full policy review, recommendations, and drafts new policies for health science institutions.
  • Complex Case Review
    MCC accepts limited complex case reviews offering a second opinion for institutions seeking outside consultation.
  • Technical Standards Review and Development
    MCC provides support to technical standards committees and also provides comprehensive technical standards drafting for health science programs.
  • Program Evaluation
    MCC provides program review for health science programs exclusively.
  • Faculty Training
    MCC provides on-site and remote faculty training.
  • Employment Searches for Disability Professionals
    MCC can help draft job descriptions, offer consultation on office structure, and serve as a consultant to the hiring committee evaluating applicants candidacy for disability service professional positions.
  • Disability Professional Training
    MCC can arrange to train new and newerdisability resource professionals on an individual or group basis.
  • Continuous Consult
    MCC is retained on a 'as needed' consult coverage with a limited number of institutions per year. This provides access to consultation within 48 hours as needed, while developing an ongoing relationship with school officials.

Year Two Survey AAMC Data 

Experiences of Students w/Disabilities

in Medical Education  

PI's

Lisa Meeks

Christopher Moreland

Analysts/Collaborators

Missy Plegue, Karina Pereira-Lima, Neera Jain, Erene Stergiopoulos,

Bonnie Swenor

Students 

Katy Stauffer

Zoie Sheets

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Psychological Disabilities

Our team is conducting a review of the literature to discern the best practice for accommodations for psychological disabilities in health science programs

TEAM:

Zoie Sheets

Michael Kim 

Psychological Disabilities

Legal Trends  

Our team is working to catalog legal cases involving health science programs to identify trends and inform best practices in health science education and disability inclusion.

TEAM:

Lisa Meeks, PhD

Maher Budron

Caitlyn Coates 

Swathi Mettela

Legal Trends
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Institutional Impact Study 

AIM: To identify the institutional impact of non-accommodation on USMLE exams

 

PI: Lisa M. Meeks, PhD 

Ben Case, Neera Jain, Sharad Jain

June 2020-December 2020

US-DO Programs
Prevalence Study

Team: 

PI: Lisa Meeks 

Co-I: Ben Case

Analyst: Missy Plegue 

Lab Member: Maher Budron

This study was designed to benchmark and follow the number of osteopathic medical students who disclose a disability and register with disability services over a period of 10 years. 

 

Wave 1 of data collection and benchmarking 2020

Wave 2 of data collection 2022

Wave 3 of data collection 2024

Wave 4 of data collection 2026

  • Policy Review
    MCC provides full policy review, recommendations, and drafts new policies for health science institutions.
  • Complex Case Review
    MCC accepts limited complex case reviews offering a second opinion for institutions seeking outside consultation.
  • Technical Standards Review and Development
    MCC provides support to technical standards committees and also provides comprehensive technical standards drafting for health science programs.
  • Program Evaluation
    MCC provides program review for health science programs exclusively.
  • Faculty Training
    MCC provides on-site and remote faculty training.
  • Employment Searches for Disability Professionals
    MCC can help draft job descriptions, offer consultation on office structure, and serve as a consultant to the hiring committee evaluating applicants candidacy for disability service professional positions.
  • Disability Professional Training
    MCC can arrange to train new and newerdisability resource professionals on an individual or group basis.
  • Continuous Consult
    MCC is retained on a 'as needed' consult coverage with a limited number of institutions per year. This provides access to consultation within 48 hours as needed, while developing an ongoing relationship with school officials.
US-DO Programs Prevalence Study
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Technical Standards 

Team: 

Ben Case

Christopher Moreland

Student: Katy Stauffer

AIMS

The study will survey the technical standards of newly-established U.S. M.D.-granting institutions to determine if medical schools are making an effort to implement more inclusive technical standards.

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