The Teams | The Work
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
Wave 2 of data collection 2018-19
Wave 3 of data collection 2021-22
Wave 4 of data collection 2025-26
Research Manager: Ben Case
PI: Lisa Meeks
Analysts: Kurt Herzer, Missy Plegue
Researchers: Bonnie Swenor
The Pathway Project
Performance and trajectory of medical students with disabilities
January 2020-May 2020
Co-PI's: Lisa Meeks, PhD and Michael Kim MD
Ben Case, Christopher Moreland, Caitlyn Coates
Purkiss J, Plegue M, Grabowski CJ, et al. Examination of Medical College Admission Test Scores and US Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge Scores Among Students With Disabilities. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(5):e2110914. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.10914
Our team is conducting a rapid review of the literature to discern the literature on accommodations for psychological disabilities in health science programs
Fragoso Ligia Fragoso-Delgado
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.
Lisa Meeks, PhD
PI: Lisa Meeks
Co-I: Ben Case
Analyst: Missy Plegue
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
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.