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Episode 29: Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI)

DocsWithDisabilities

Release Date: 02/02/2021

Episode 50, Part II: Dr. Rex Marco show art Episode 50, Part II: Dr. Rex Marco

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This is part two of a two-part interview with Dr. Rex Marco, a musculoskeletal oncologist and reconstructive spine surgeon who is living with C3 quadriplegia. He is currently the chief medical ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, in addition to working as a clinician, investigator, and teacher at Houston Methodist Hospital. In these episodes, Dr. Marco recounts his inquiry, what he’s learned from practicing mindfulness, and how his time as a patient changed how he viewed his role as a doctor.

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Episode 50, Part I: Dr. Rex Marco show art Episode 50, Part I: Dr. Rex Marco

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This is part one of a two-part interview with Dr. Rex Marco, a musculoskeletal oncologist and reconstructive spine surgeon who is living with C3 quadriplegia. He is currently the chief medical ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, in addition to working as a clinician, investigator, and teacher at Houston Methodist Hospital. In these episodes, Dr. Marco recounts his inquiry, what he’s learned from practicing mindfulness, and how his time as a patient changed how he viewed his role as a doctor.

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Episode 49: Ramsay vs. NBME Panel show art Episode 49: Ramsay vs. NBME Panel

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Many trainees struggle with obtaining accommodations on the NBME Step examinations. In 2020, after a 3 year long struggle to obtain accommodations through the application process, Dr. Jessica Ramsay affirmed the award of a preliminary injunction, requiring the NBME to provide accommodation. Dr. Ramsay and her attorneys established irreparable harm because she would likely be forced to withdraw from medical school if she could not take the initial test with accommodations and pass. This live recording took place in July 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Coalition for Disability Access in Health...

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Episode 48: Dr. Allison Kessler show art Episode 48: Dr. Allison Kessler

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In this episode we are joined by Dr. Allison Kessler. Allison Kessler, MD, MSc, is the Section Chief of Renée Crown Center for Spinal Cord Innovation. She is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Medicine. Dr. Kessler is the Associate Director of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's SCI Medicine Fellowship. She holds appointments at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R and Teamwork and Leadership Curricular Thread Leader.

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Episode 47: Dr. Eugene Alford show art Episode 47: Dr. Eugene Alford

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In this episode we are joined by Dr. Eugene Alford, an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon practicing in Houston, Texas, for a conversation about becoming disabled while practicing medicine, the process of returning to work, life after acquiring a disability, and how he views the inclusion of disabled trainees in medicine.

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Episode 46: Dr. Payam Massaband show art Episode 46: Dr. Payam Massaband

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In this episode, Dr. Massaband, Dr. Meeks, and Dr. Poullos discuss accomodations in UME and GME, strategies to find balance in a medical career, and Dr. Massaband's advice for trainees with disabilities and for program directors seeking to better support disabled students.

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Episode 45: Dr. Nathaniel Gleason show art Episode 45: Dr. Nathaniel Gleason

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In Episode 45,  Dr. Nathaniel Gleason shares the soul searching that led him from musician to internist. He talks with Dr. Peter Poullos about navigating medical education as a person with blindness, the importance of mentorship, the challenges that trainees with disabilities face, and strategies to improve care for patients with disabilities. 

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Episode 44: Dr. Ken Sutha show art Episode 44: Dr. Ken Sutha

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In this episode, Dr. Peter Poullos interviews Dr. Ken Sutha. In addition to his work as a pediatric nephrologist, Dr. Sutha works closely with one our hosts, Dr. Poullos in the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion & Equity.  Dr. Sutha discusses his personal journey with disability, the path that led him to pediatric nephrology, and the work he’s done with the Stanford Medicine ADIE. 

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Episode 43: Dr. Michael Kim show art Episode 43: Dr. Michael Kim

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In this episode, we continue our BIPOC voices series with an interview with Dr. Michael Kim. Dr. Kim is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics and the assistant dean of student affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is closely involved with the University of Minnesota's efforts to make medical school more accessible and supportive for students and has previously worked with Dr. Meeks on the Pathway Project, a research project investigating the performance and trajectory of medical students with disabilities. In this episode, Dr. Meeks and Dr. Kim discuss Dr. Kim's...

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Episode 42: Dr. Omar Baig show art Episode 42: Dr. Omar Baig

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In Episode 42 in our ongoing BIPOC voices series, we are joined by Dr. Omar Baig. Dr. Baig completed his undergraduate medical education at Baylor College of Medicine before heading to Boston to complete his graduate training at the MGH/McClean psychiatry residency program. In this episode, Dr. Meeks and Dr. Poullos talk with Dr. Baig about the disability resources he utilized throughout his training, and his reasoning for pursuing psychiatry as a specialty.

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Steven Losorelli, Claire Rhee, and Maïté Van Hentenryck are Stanford Med students and co-founders of Medical Students with Disability and Chronic Illness (MSDCI). In this lively and slightly irreverent episode, we discuss their motivation for starting the organization, their personal sense of disability and identification, navigating medicine with humor, and challenges with disclosure and accommodations.

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Podcast, Co-host, Dr. Peter Poullos, Associate Professor of Radiology, Stanford Medicine

Steven Losorelli, Stanford School of Medicine student

Claire Rhee, Stanford School of Medicine student
Maïté Van Hentenryck, Stanford School of Medicine student