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Accommodations and Accessibility

In keeping with the College's mission to educate outstanding health care professionals, the Division of Student Accommodations and Accessibility is committed to supporting students with disabilities. We navigate barriers and provide reasonable accommodations through an individual interactive process to ensure all students have equitable access to achieve academic excellence.

NYMC SOM prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of physical or mental disability. It is also the policy of the College to provide reasonable accommodations, as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American Disabilities Act (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (the "ADAAA"), to qualified students, with a diagnosed and documented disability, who have identified themselves to the College in a timely manner, as individuals with a disability so that such qualified students will be capable of completing the full curriculum of required courses and electives under College policies and in accordance with applicable technical standards for admissions and enrollment. Such reasonable accommodations shall be provided on an individualized basis and shall serve to alleviate an impairment created by a functional limitation unless such accommodations would impose an undue burden or fundamentally change the essential educational environment of the program involved or adversely affect the safety and welfare of other students, faculty or patients. Furthermore, it is the policy of the College to require qualified students with disabilities to meet the same academic standards as students with disabilities.

To be eligible for accommodations, a student must have a documented disability as defined by the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to an instructional activity, facility, program or service that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity. In order to respect your privacy and ensure a thoughtful interactive process, please contact the Disability Designee(s) to make an appointment.

For any questions or if you wish to discuss accommodations, please contact the disability designees below.

Confidential Email: nymc-studentaccommodations@nymc.edu