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Accessibility and Accommodations
Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine values the importance of a diverse workforce and is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment that ensures access to its facilities, programs and services is available to all students, including students with disabilities as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. A candidate for the M.D. degree at SIU School of Medicine is expected to develop a robust medical knowledge base and the requisite clinical skills, with the ability to appropriately apply their knowledge and skills, effectively interpret information, and contribute to patient-centered decisions across a broad spectrum of medical situations and settings. Our Technical Standards, along with academic standards, are requirements for admissions, promotion and graduation. These requirements maybe achieved with or without reasonable accommodations.
Requesting an Accommodation
SIU School of Medicine is committed to the full and meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities. Current students and prospective applicants should contact a SIU School of Medicine ADA confidential representative at firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodations.
The ADA representative will engage in a confidential, collaborative, and interactive process with the student. When necessary, the Accommodations Advisory Committee and/or other SIU School of Medicine faculty may be consulted to determine reasonable accommodations, without disclosing detailed personal medical information. Timely disclosure and requests by students are essential and encouraged so accommodations can be applied without undue delay; however, students may request an accommodation at any time.
Requirements for Disability Documentation
Students may be required to provide necessary documentation and evaluations in appropriate cases. Practitioners may complete a Disability Verification Form that can be sent directly to a SIU School of Medicine ADA confidential representative at email@example.com. The cost of obtaining the professional verification shall be borne by the student/applicant.
Our Technical Standards, along with academic standards, are requirements for admissions, promotion and graduation. These requirements may be achieved with or without reasonable accommodations.
Fulfillment of the technical standards for graduation from medical school does not mean the graduate will be able to fulfill the technical requirements of any specific residency program.