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Health and disability in education and training

We have developed resources to help both disabled students/doctors in training and medical education providers.

The journey through the medical education and training system is not always an easy one and if you have a health or disability issue, you may sometimes require extra support.

During 2012 and 2013 we held a review to see where there might be scope to promote greater clarity and consistency in the type and level of support which may be available.

Here are details of the new resources we’ve developed.

Health and disability resources

Outcomes from the review included new resources both for students/trainees and for medical education providers to give support to their students and doctors in training.

Supporting medical students with mental health conditions

Experiences shared – personal stories

These are short films and written accounts from students, doctors in training and practitioners who’ve dealt with health and disability issues during their medical career.

Gateways guidance

We have updated our advisory guidance Gateways to the professions.

It gives provides practical suggestions to:

  • medical schools and other education providers to help them understand their responsibilities to disabled students and doctors in training
  • disabled people thinking of applying to medical school
  • disabled students and doctors in training so they do not face unnecessary barriers to successful medical careers.

Links to disability organisations

We give useful links to disability-related organisations.