Monday, August 31, 2009

American Society of Handicapped Physicians (ASHP)

The American Society of Handicapped Physicians (ASHP) needs a corporate website. It's difficult to find information on an organization that lacks an online presence. We (or perhaps I should say, "I") have become so dependent on the Internet to find and research information. If you search for the "ASHP," the first thing you'll find is information about the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Here's what I could dig up from various sources about the ASHP:
The American Society for Handicapped Physicians (ASHP) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1981 to provide support to and promote the interest of handicapped physicians. It aims to help handicapped physicians and medical students with rehabilitation, to aid them during their education, and to develop more employment opportunities for them. It also serves as a clearinghouse for information on the topic. Membership is open to physicians, health professionals, and other interested persons.

Serial publication: Synapse (newsletter), quarterly--news on the Society's activities and articles by and about handicapped physicians.

Description: Handicapped physicians and others concerned with the problems faced by handicapped physicians. Acts as a forum to address the needs of physically disabled physicians. Works against discrimination of the handicapped and serves as a support group and legal and career counselor. Disseminates information about resources for handicapped physicians. Plans to offer rehabilitation services. Maintains speakers' bureau and placement service; compiles statistics; offers specialized education. Founded by the late Spencer B. Lewis, M.D. and Terry Winkler, M.
According to another source:
The director is William Lambert, and the society’s address is 3424 South Culpepper Court, Springfield, MO., 65804.
Disabled physicians may not realize the fact that there are many non-clinical opportunities that might be well suited for them. I hope that I may be able to help disabled physicians come together to help each other find the opportunities and resources they need.

1 comment:

  1. I am trying to find a job posting board for handicapped physicians. I am the medical director of a telemedicine clinic and have opportunities for clinical work that do not require ambulation. What is the best way to connect with candidates? Thank you, Frank Lee, MD