PROJECTS

Y2Q Study 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

Swathi Mettela

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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

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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

Lab Member: Maher Budron

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

Fragoso Ligia Fragoso-Delgado

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 

Co-I: Kristina Peterson, 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

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.