Types of Memberships


Membership is by application and must meet the following criteria:



The institution must be an accredited, degree granting institution. The institution must have a health science program with a minimum Bachelors degree option.


An individual affiliated with an accredited, degree granting institution or working in the field of providing advocacy and or access  for students with disabilities in health science fields


An individual who was formerly affiliated with an accredited, degree granting, health science institution.


A non-profit organization focused on disability rights and inclusion in the health sciences can join the membership.


Any other request for membership outside the aforementioned categories will be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

Membership is open to non-profit, accredited schools that offer programs in bachelor level or graduate health science programs. On occasion, independent entities that add extensive value and expertise may be admitted by board approval.

Cost of Membership

  1.  Individual - $75 per year 

  2.  Institutional (up to 5 members)- $185 per year​

*The annual renewal date is September 1st

Benefits of Membership

  • Unlimited access to list-serv and list-serv archives and early registration for Symposium

  • Unlimited access to Coalition webinars (the AAMC has partnered with the Coalition to create additional webinars)

  • Unlimited access to Faculty Training Modules 

  • 20% Discount on The Guide To Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional 

*The Symposium has sold out the last three years

While our list-serv is ongoing, the de-identified summaries of those conversations are also made available to members through a searchable archive.
The Coalition also continues to advocate and educate faculty/administrators/etc. with regard to the unique needs of health science students. Most recently, a letter of protest from our board resulted in an AMA journal removing an offensive essay contest for medical students titled, "Special Accommodations in Medical School-Are they fair?”
We strive to provide expert advice and awareness about the nuances of clinical education and to increase access to health science programs for students with disabilities.
Dues will strictly be used to cover Coalition costs (including website maintenance, annual symposium, training/module development, webinar development, etc.). As with all organizations, our finances are always available for member review.

To be considered for membership, please download and complete the form linked on this page, then email or fax to the number listed on the form.

Membership questions can be directed to Jane Johnston at

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