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Disabled Docs – Healing the Medical Model?

It’s 1992 and the Americans with Disabilities Act is the new kid on the block. Jim Post, a 23-year-old C4-5 quad who recently graduated summa cum laude from King’s College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, is on NBC’s The Faith Daniels Show. He sits straight in his power wheelchair, well-groomed, handsome and composed, as the live TV audience listens to Daniels describe his dilemma. “He graduated top of his class and is the only one of his class kept out of medical school,” she says. Post has been rejected by all seven med schools in Pennsylvania.

A male doctor wearing a white coat and stethoscope around his neck is seated in a wheelchair in an operating room.


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