Policies for Students with Disabilities
- Individuals with disabilities are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that
substantially limits one or more major life activities. 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
technical and achievement standards are not changed or diminished when the College of
Medicine provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities.
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 CCOM recognizes its professional, legal, and moral
responsibilities in regard to nondiscrimination.
Our policies and 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.
For more information see the CCOM Policies for Students with Disabilities.