Learning the Ability in Disability: A Discussion about Cerebral Palsy
Gabby Ciancimino graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science and minors in both Health Disparities in Society and Women’s Studies. She is in her second year of pursuing her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and has been selected to be a National Health Service Corps Scholar where she will serve in health professional shortage areas after her schooling is completed. She has aspirations to be a pediatric dentist especially competent in treating patients with IDD.
This lecture will encompass a presentation from a second year dental student about her summer spent interning at the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy as part of the Bridging the Gaps program for Penn Medicine. She will explain how a summer spent serving this population has impacted her professional and emotional development.
- Understand the Bridging the Gaps program
- Understand one model of a school for children with disabilities
- Understand the programs and resources available at HMS school
- Appreciate how student exposure outside the traditional classroom can shape their educational and professional goals
- Understand how working with populations with disabilities gives insight into the challenges faced on a daily basis by these populations and their caregivers/support system
- Understand interprofessional opportunities for caring for individuals with disabilities
- Appreciate how perceptions change over time
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