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Release Date: 08/16/2023
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In this episode, Dr. Meeks interviews New York Times best-selling author, pediatrician, and Boston Children’s Pediatric simulation center director, Dr. Jennifer Arnold. Together, they discuss the elevated standards placed on disabled students, the role disabled physicians play in empowering their patients, and the value of disability education in health care.
Interviewees: Dr. Jennifer Arnold (personal website: https://jenarnoldmd.com/)
Interviewer: Dr. Lisa Meeks
Producer: Gabe Abrams
Key words: medical education, physical disability, accommodations, residency, pediatrics, docswithdisabilities, simulation, television, book, ableism, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia.
Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP is a physician leader at Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard Medical School, a New York Times best-selling author, a pediatrician and neonatologist, and Boston Children’s Pediatric simulation center director. Dr. Arnold has dedicated her academic career to health care simulation as a safety tool and an educational tool. She is also a mother, wife, and a person with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia type strudwick. She is a disability advocate who has spoken nationally and internationally on healthcare simulation education and disability accessibility.