Last updated: July 13th, 2022 at 11:54 am

Individuals with disabilities (as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act) may qualify to study and practice medicine with the use of a reasonable accommodation.

To qualify for the study of medicine, individuals must be able to meet WAUSM’s academic and technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation. Accommodation is a means of assisting students with disabilities to meet essential standards by providing them with an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of each required course or clinical experience in the curriculum. Accommodations cannot eliminate essential program elements or fundamentally change the curriculum of WAUSM. Reasonable accommodations is not intended to guarantee that students will be successful in meeting the curricular requirements.

Please refer to the Accommodation Policy, located in the WAUSM Student Hub Canvas Course, for more information on how to request accommodations.

Student requests for accommodations will be considered on an individual basis. Decisions pertaining to reasonable accommodations will be made by the office of Student affairs, within the framework of the Technical Standards to permit the student to successfully participate in the full academic program and to ensure the request is reasonable within the structure and goals of the curriculum.

Written notification of approved accommodations will be provided to the student and the student will be provided an approved accommodation memorandum. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Faculty of their approved accommodations by presenting an approved accommodation memorandum.



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