About Us

“I believe our social alchemy of inclusion, collaboration, excellence and dedication to a public mission is very special and something I will work to preserve at all costs.”

Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS

Medical Student Disability Services (MSDS) and the Medical Student Education (MSE) team are critical partners working to provide equal access for Medical Students with Disabilities.

Our Mission:

MSDS is committed to providing exceptional service and access to our programs; we also aim to contribute to the broader understanding of best practices for working with medical students with disabilities through research and collaborations with our medical education colleagues nationwide.

For Questions regarding registration or accommodations, please contact the Director, Dr. Lisa Meeks

In person meetings are by appointment only.




Lisa M. Meeks, PhD

Dr. Meeks is on faculty with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine where she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director for Medical Student Disability Services. She is co-founder and President elect of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education and co-editor and an author of The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education, the seminal text on inclusion of individuals with disabilities in health science programs. She is also the 2015 recepient of the Chancellor's Award for Disability Service.

In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Meeks lends her expertise through trainings and policy development for educational and government organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Currently her work focuses on developing computer simulations for use in remediating medical students’ communication skills and improving access to medical education for students with disabilities.