Canadian Medical Association

The Academic Medicine article reviews the history of the concept of wellness as a competency in US and Canadian residency programs and medical schools and its effect on individuals with disabilities. Introducing wellness as a competency for learners can have overwhelming effects on curricula, admissions, evaluation and licensure. It can also have detrimental consequences for individuals with disabilities as they may not conform to notions of “wellness,” which can lead to further stigmatization. The authors recommend a universal design approach to wellness in order for all learners to benefit and to remove barriers for all.

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