Prevalence of Self-disclosed Disability Among Medical Students in US Allopathic Medical Schools

By Lisa M. Meeks, PhD & Kurt R. Herzer, PhD, MSc

Studying the performance of medical students with disabilities requires a better understanding of the prevalence and categories of disabilities represented. It remains unclear how many medical students have disabilities; prior estimates are out-of-date and psychological, learning, and chronic health disabilities have not been evaluated. This study assessed the prevalence of all disabilities and the accommodations in use at allopathic medical schools in the United States.

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