What community resources are available to support deaf students pursuing careers in health sciences and medical fields?

Mentors and Role Models

The Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL) provides information, advocacy, mentorship and networking opportunities for aspiring and current medical professionals.

Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is a nation-wide effort hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities to coordinate job shadowing and hands on career exploration opportunities for students and job seekers.

NDC’s #DeafSuccess highlights deaf professionals in various careers sharing their experience. Two videos specific to the medical field spotlight Chris Moreland (Physician) and Lindsey Schouten (Registered Nurse).

Training and Employment Support

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR): Services may provide or advocate for assistive technologies, tuition, course supplies, exam fees, and other training-related accommodations. To find a local VR office, review the directory.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides a thorough list of accommodations and offers free consultations. They have a dedicated page for medical professionals.

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Updated on July 29, 2022

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