Office of Student Accommodations Training Features Dr. Lisa Meeks
Published on September 23, 2020
The USciences Office of Student Accommodations (OSA) recently invited Dr. Lisa Meeks to speak at their virtual two-part faculty training titled, "Best Practices for Accessibility: Clinical Accommodations and Technical Standards".
Dr. Meeks is the cofounder of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health-science and Medical Education, and an assistant professor at University of Michigan Medical School. She is an expert in the field, and shared wisdom from her over 20 years of experience.
This two-day training session was attended by over 25 USciences faculty, staff, and administration members. Day one of training focused on reviewing and revising existing technical standards in order to ensure that they are accessible for students with disabilities. Day two focused on accommodations that can be implemented for clinical rotations and other experiential learning opportunities. After each session, attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss openly about the topics shared.
“I am thrilled that the Office of Student Accommodations was able to host such an important event and that so many different departments participated in the training.” Shared Kaitlyn Martin, Program Coordinator for Student Accommodations. “The information shared will greatly improve the accessibility of our technical standards and clinical experiences at USciences.”
Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and many shared how they plan to implement what they learned into their daily lives at USciences.
Ed Foote, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, Dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy shared “The sessions were very informative. One thing I learned is the importance of how we articulate things in both written and verbal communication. I plan to make some changes in PCP to better serve our patients.”