Due to the risks associated with practicing medicine and the cost of medical education, students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a disability insurance plan. The American Medical Association supports two disability insurance plans that meet the unique needs of heath care professionals:
- MedPlus Advantage Plan: available to full-time students enrolled at the School of Medicine
- AMA Student Disability Income Insurance: available to medical students across the country, however it is not available in all states. Students should review the state availability of the AMA plan before purchasing
Important tip: Students must apply for long-term disability insurance within the first 31 days of starting school to obtain coverage without having to provide evidence that they are in good health.