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Episode 89: As California Goes, So Goes The Nation: Deans Edition

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Release Date: 03/25/2024

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Interviewer: Dr. Lisa Meeks

Interviewees: Dr. Lee Miller, Dr. Mijiza Sanchez-Guzman, Dr. Kama Guluma, Dr. Erick Hung, and Dr. Sharad Jain

Description: 

In this episode, we delve into the pivotal role of disability within medical education, particularly its significance in the realms of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Joining us are leaders from California Medical Schools, including Dr. Lee Miller, Dr. Mijiza Sanchez-Guzman, Dr. Kama Guluma, Dr. Erick Hung, and Dr. Sharad Jain, who generously share their experiences and insights on the profound impact of disability within the medical field.

Our discussion begins with an exploration of the catalysts driving the integration of specialized support systems for disability-related issues within medical schools. Our guests discuss the instrumental role of student advocacy groups in elevating the unique needs of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses and the imperative for specialized support.

They also discuss the transformative effects of incorporating specialized Disability Resource Professionals (DRPs) within medical school frameworks. Our guests outline the myriad benefits associated with dedicated DRPs, ranging from heightened student satisfaction to an enriched curriculum that prioritizes disability-related matters with greater awareness and inclusivity.

The guests further examine the strategic advantages inherent in investing in specialized support mechanisms, emphasizing the importance of fostering an inclusive community, eradicating stigmas surrounding disability in medicine, and cultivating a workforce that authentically reflects the diverse fabric of society.

This conversation also confronts the challenges and valuable lessons learned from the implementation of specialized support programs. Our guests offer candid reflections on navigating transitions from external disability services to an in-house DRP, overcoming logistical obstacles, and garnering essential support from institutional leadership.

Ultimately, this episode serves as a testament to the critical significance of specialized support for disability within medical education. It underscores the necessity of embracing inclusive practices, championing diversity and inclusion, and creating an environment where all students can thrive equitably.

Bios

Sharad Jain, MD is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Students at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Jain completed medical school and residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where he was on faculty for several years.  Prior to coming to UC Davis, Dr Jain served as the residency director of the UCSF/SFGH Primary Care Medicine Residency Program where he focused on training primary care leaders in the care of vulnerable populations. At UC Davis, he focuses on supporting students from diverse backgrounds to excel in medical school through academic advising, wellness initiatives, career decision-making, community building, and ensuring a respectful learning environment. He practices general internal medicine at the Sacramento County Health Center, an FQHC affiliated with UC Davis.

Dr. Erick Hung is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. He is the Associate Dean for Students in the UCSF School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Dean's team, he served as the Program Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program from 2012-2022 and the Director of Curricular Affairs for GME for the UCSF School of Medicine from 2015-2022. He completed his medical school, psychiatry residency, and forensic psychiatry fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco and joined the faculty at UCSF in 2009. He actively teaches in the areas of risk assessment, medical education, forensic psychiatry, leadership, and ethics. His interests include primary care and mental health integration, the interface between mental health and the legal system, inter-professional collaboration and training, HIV psychiatry, LGBTQ mental health, and medical education. His educational scholarship interests include competency-based assessment, faculty development, and near-peer learning in the workplace setting.

 Kama Z. Guluma, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at UC San Diego School of Medicine. As the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, he oversees the offices of Admissions, Student Affairs, and Financial Aid. Dr. Guluma joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as a faculty member in 2001. He joined the Division of Medical Education as Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs in October 2018. Prior to becoming Associate Dean, he served as the Director of Student Programs for the Department of Emergency Medicine, and as an Academic Community Director in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is a past recipient of the Medical Student Teaching Award in the UC San Diego Department of Emergency Medicine, has been a nominee for the Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, and a recipient of the Faculty Mentorship Award from the UC San Diego Graduate Student Association.

Lee Todd Miller, MD is Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. After completing medical school and post-graduate training at the University of Virginia, for the last 38 years, Dr. Miller has been
heavily involved at UCLA in both undergraduate and graduate medical education in
pediatrics. Prior to moving into the Dean’s Office, he served for 10 years as the Vice Chair of Education within the Department of Pediatrics. He is the 12-time recipient of the UCLA
School of Medicine’s Golden Apple Award, the national Humanism in Medicine Award
sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the University of California Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. In addition to his current roles in Student Affairs and pediatric education, Dr. Miller is also one of the founders of the medical school’s Global Health Program, nurturing the global health interests of countless students and residents over the years. He has worked on education-related projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Peru, and Ecuador.

Mijiza M. Sanchez-Guzman is the Associate Dean, Office of Medical Student Affairs, at the Stanford School of Medicine. She has worked in higher education and the health sciences for more than 18 years with a commitment to diversity and inclusion, gender equity, and leadership development.

Transcript

Keywords: DRP, Disability Inclusion, Medical Education, Leadership, Students, Structures, Processes, Specialized Support.

Produced by: Lisa Meeks 

Audio editor: Nicole Kim

Digital Media: Katie Sullivan and Lisa Meeks