Resources of Interest

Research article on the Prevalence of Disability Among Medical Students

AHEAD member, Dr. Lisa Meeks, along with her colleague Dr. Kurt Herzer, has added to our understanding of the number of medical students who identify as disabled and use accommodations. A recently published research study showed that there are more medical students with disabilities than previously thought. Students with non-apparent disabilities, such as learning and psychological disabilities, were the most prevalent. However, the researchers believe that the numbers continue to be underreported given the stigma surrounding non-apparent disabilities. By creating a culture of inclusion, programs benefit on many levels, including contributing to physician-patient concordance, which improves patient compliance and satisfaction, thereby improving health outcomes of persons with disabilities in the public. Read the full article at


Digital Access Legal Update – December 2016 from the Law Office of Lainey Feingold