The DEI Shift

Physicians as Patients: Disability in Medicine

January 31, 2021 The DEI Shift Season 2 Episode 5
The DEI Shift
Physicians as Patients: Disability in Medicine
Show Notes

Clinicians are often referred to as heroes for the long hours we work and the life saving work that we do. However, this idea of the "invincible" doctor often does a disservice to our profession and patients by creating the idea that disease and illness are only experienced by our patients. Our guests, Dr. Justin Bullock and Dr. Mansi Sheth, share their stories of going through medical training with a chronic illness and discuss the limitations of our medical system in doing so. 
Trigger warning: This episode discusses suicide and suicidal ideation. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Define physical and mental disability as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
  2. List two criteria the ACGME requires residency programs to fulfill for residents with disabilities. 
  3. Identify the most common types of clinical and didactic accommodations provided by institutions for physicians in training. 

Guest: Dr. Justin Bullock, Dr. Mansi Sheth
Co-hosts/Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Sarah Takimoto
Executive Producer: Dr. Tammy Lin 
Co-Executive Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Tiffany Leung
Senior Producers: Dr. Maggie Kozman, Dr. DJ Gaines
Editor/Assistant Producer: Joanna Jain
Production Assistants: Clara Baek, Likitha Aradhyula
Website/Art Design: Ann Truong
Music: Chris Dingman