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Accommodations and Accessibility

In keeping with its goal to promote diversity among its student population, NYMC is committed to attracting and educating students who will help to make the population of health care professionals reflective of the national population, including individuals with disabilities. In addition, NYMC is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to its facilities, programs, and services.

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 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 and flexible 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 nondisabled students.

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 Director of Accommodations and Accessibility to make an appointment.


For any questions or if you wish to discuss accommodations, please contact the Disability Designees for New York Medical College:

Megan Siemers Livingston, M.S.E.d. - SOM, SLP, DPT

Phone: (914) 594-3873 or schedule an appointment at: Bookings/msiemers

Emily Cohen, M.S.E.d. - GSBMS, MPH

Phone: (914) 594-4319 or schedule an appointment at: Bookings/ecohen