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Health and disability review

The journey through medical education and training systems is not always an easy one. And it can be even harder if you have a disability.

We are looking at how disabled students and doctors are supported throughout medical education to improve access to the profession. We want to help education providers by giving more practical advice.

We also want to make sure learners know what support is available to them, and they are able to receive it in the best form for them. As part of this work, we are revising our key piece of guidance in this area, Gateways to the professions.

What have we done so far?

We held nine roundtable events from September–December 2017, where we heard the views of medical students, doctors, and educators about the support for learners who are disabled or have long-term health conditions. Read about the themes coming out from the roundtable discussions (also available as slides).

We also commissioned research with medical school staff, postgraduate education providers and medical students to understand more about the unmet needs in this area. You can read more about the key findings in the research report.

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