Doctor with a disability? Many medical schools look unwelcoming

For young people with disabilities the dream of becoming a doctor may die when they check the admissions standards of most medical schools, according to a new study. Even if the schools would actually consider their application, and offer them assistance as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, they wouldn't know that from looking at many schools' websites, the researchers find.


Photo: woman in wheelchair

Better compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act needed, for sake of applicants and patients, researchers say; © University of Michigan