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Rutgers Office of Disability Services

The Rutgers Office of Disability Services is committed to providing equal educational opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Nondiscrimination Policy of the University and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998, and with the Americans with Disabilities Acts, as Amended in 2008.

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Health Professionals with Disabilities

“The biggest obstacle is attitude,” explains Martha Smith, coordinator of the Health Sciences Faculty Education Project at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

“Historically, the medical model concerning disability implies that the person needs to be fixed,” Smith continues. “Particularly if the disability is visible, the immediate thought is that this person needs to be taken care of or needs an intervention, rather than this is a healthy person who also has a disability and who can be a competent health care professional.”

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