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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.
Once the committee provides a written explanation of the accommodations granted, students in the basic science portion of the curriculum will sign a release of information to course directors, curriculum coordinators and essential support staff to notify them of the approved accommodations and to facilitate implementation. At the beginning of each semester the Medical Student Counseling Center will send this notification. Note: the information provided will contain only the approved accommodations not diagnostic or evaluation information. During the clerkship portion of the curriculum, students will receive a letter of approved accommodations that they are responsible to provide to clerkship directors and coordinators at the beginning of each clerkship in order to receive accommodations for that clerkship. Clerkship directors may then contact the Medical Student Counseling Center for verification or assistance in implementing accommodations.
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