Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition Discussion Group


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This is a media-based discussion group that addresses issues relevant to the Stanford Medical Abilities Coalition and other Stanford Employee Resource Groups and affiliates. We use the written word, videos, and audio recordings to explore topics related to disability, ableism, and intersectionality to promote disability as a part of human diversity, inclusivity, and equity. We are always open to new members!

Closed captioning will be provided through Zoom's auto-captioning function.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Please visit the SMAC website to learn more about upcoming events. Register to receive emails about upcoming discussion groups from Lane Medical Library.

2021 Meetings

Previous Events

Selected Materials for February 19, 2021

We understand you might be short on time, so if you are limited, we recommend reading Ableism: The Undiagnosed Malady Afflicting Medicine and watching We Need More Doctors with Disabilities.



Lin, K. W. (2017, August 21). We need more doctors with disabilities. Medscape.

Stanford Medicine. "Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Peter Poullos." Soundcloud, February 2020,

Stanford Radiology. "03 SMAC Conf - The Power and Benefit of Disabled Professionals in Healthcare - Gleason." YouTube, Jul 15, 2020,