The Latest SMAC News
Disabled Doctors Were Called Too ‘Weak’ To Be In Medicine. It’s Hurting The Entire System - by Wendy Lu of the Huffington Post
More than a dozen doctors with disabilities say discrimination, lack of support and “grind culture” make it nearly impossible to thrive in their chosen careers.
July 22, 2021
Establishing Equity in Medical Education — Supporting Clinical Trainees with Disabilities - by Suchita Rastogi, Ph.D
March 11, 2021
The first time I broke bad news in a health care setting, it wasn’t to a patient; it was to my medical school classmate.
MedStaff Spotlight: Dr. Peter Poullos
August 7, 2020
Stanford Medicine applauds the progress made toward a more accessible and equitable society, even as we recognize that much more work must be done to eliminate discrimination against people living with disabilities. According to SMAC's Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Peter Poullos, "Each of us brings a unique viewpoint based on our life experiences – be it with race, ethnicity, religious practice, health or ability."
Accommodating Medical Professionals with Pre-Existing Health Conditions in the Coronavirus Pandemic
May 7, 2020
April 20, 2020
Peter Poullos, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, is Founder and Executive Director of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC), a group composed of people with disabilities and their allies at Stanford Medicine. "I consider myself strong and resilient, having lived through the experience of rehabilitating and rebuilding my life after my accident. I am also generally “healthy”—I do not have a chronic illness." Read more...
February 7, 2020
“Great minds think differently.” If there was a unifying idea expressed by speakers at the Department of Medicine’s first diversity and inclusion week, it was probably that. Read More...
December 13, 2019
The 2019 Hope Affair was a really fantastic and special event, this year in particular for me as a pediatrician, because so much of the program focused on children impacted by kidney disease.
August 19, 2019
Ken Sutha, MD, an instructor in pediatric nephrology, has received two kidney transplants and has undergone dialysis. Though his disability is intermittent, he says, "I have come to embrace the title disabled. There's collective power in embracing that title, in owning it." Read More...
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