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Dr. Nichole Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Release Date: 07/30/2019

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As a physician-educator and administrative leader with a disability Dr. Nichole Taylor is in a unique position to effect change. In this second part of her interview, Dr. Taylor discusses disclosure, help seeking behavior and the benefit of early identification and accommodation for learners with disabilities. She also discusses how programs who do not have a disability specialist in house can “crowd-source” information about inclusion.

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When you are a physician, and disability occurs post-training, you may have to pivot. Join us to hear the first-person account of Dr. Nichole Taylor and how she took her passion for medicine and her deep commitment to training learners, and crafted a unique position in medical education that has a powerful impact on shaping UME and GME perceptions of disability.

For episode transcript, go to MDisability - Transforming Medical Education