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The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine makes every
effort to ensure that all qualified applicants and students can
participate in and take full advantage of all programs and opportunities
offered within the University. The University of Iowa gives full
consideration to all applicants for admission and does not discriminate
in access to its programs and activities on the basis of age, sex,
sexual orientation, race, disability, marital status, religion, color,
or national origin.
All students enrolled in educational programs at the UI Carver
College of Medicine (COM) must possess the intellectual, ethical,
physical, and emotional capabilities outlined in the Technical Standards for Admission and Retention.
To remain in good academic standing, students with and without
disabilities also are required to meet the achievement standards
determined by the faculty and profession.
The technical and achievement standards are not changed or
diminished when the College of Medicine provides reasonable
accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities. An
otherwise qualified individual is in good standing with the technical
and achievement standards of the COM, but without reasonable
accommodations for his or her disability the student would not have
equal access to programs and facilities of the COM. Reasonable
accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may be
described broadly as adjustments in the environment that are made in
order to facilitate equal access. In providing such accommodations, the
UI Carver College of Medicine recognizes its professional, legal, and
moral responsibilities in regard to nondiscrimination.
The following guidelines apply to students who self-identify a
documented disability after formal acceptance as well as those who are
identified as or become disabled after enrollment. The Carver College of
Medicine strongly encourages students with disabilities to identify
themselves as early as possible so that reasonable accommodations for
which they may be eligible can be determined and provided. Documents
containing disability related information are confidential and are
maintained securely in the College of Medicine Counseling Center.
The UI Carver College of Medicine will be guided by the following policies and procedures:
As needed, the Associate Dean may assemble an appeals committee.
Within ten working days following receipt of the student’s formal
appeal, the Appeals Committee will evaluate and provide to the student a
written copy of the decision whether to grant or deny requested
accommodations. In rare situations, the appeals committee may have the
option to send the student’s request back to the Accommodations
Committee for further deliberation.
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