Students who have prior documentation of a disability should:
- Refer to the Office of Disability Services website.
- Follow instructions by clicking on “Register for Accommodations.” Students do not need a referral from the School of Medicine in order to use the services.
- The Office of Disability Services will evaluate the student’s situation.
Student must follow this procedure in order to have accommodations provided.
To Receive Accommodations in Foundations and Doctoring
Once a disability has been determined:
- Students must grant permission for the Office of Disability Services to send a letter to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs that includes any required special testing accommodations. In addition, students must notify the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions that they are registered with the Office of Disability Services.
- The Office of Student Affairs will contact the Department of Medical Education with the student’s name and special testing accommodations required.
For Foundations and Clinical Medicine: Doctoring
- The Department of Medical Education will contact the student to make special testing arrangements for applicable assessments within Foundations and Clinical Medicine: Doctoring.
- The Department of Medical Education will notify the clerkship coordinators of students who are eligible to receive accommodations.
- Students must notify the Clerkship Coordinator at the beginning of each clerkship if they wish to use their accommodations. The coordinator will make special testing arrangements for applicable assessments within that clerkship. If a student does not notify the Clerkship Coordinator at the beginning of each clerkship, the student will NOT be permitted to have special testing accommodations. The student will be required to take exams with the other students in the clerkship and will only be permitted the normal amount of time for the exam.
Approved by Executive Committee 9/17/15.
Reviewed and approved by FCC on July 30, 2019