Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 address the provision of services and accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Services for students with disabilities are provided to qualified students to ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting possible. Students requesting accommodations must take the following steps:
- Submit to the School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs a request for accommodation and supporting current documentation from a licensed physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist. The School of Medicine recommends that students follow the application guidelines as listed by the Association of American Medical Colleges. These include recommendations on the credentials of the evaluator, the elements of the evaluation, the date of the evaluation, a diagnosis, and evaluator’s recommendations.
- While requests for accommodations may be made at any time, the School recommends documentation be submitted at least 5 weeks in advance of a course, workshop, program, or activity. The student may be required by the School of Medicine to provide additional evaluation materials.
- Requests for accommodations are then reviewed by the Medical Education Management Team. The Coordinator of Student Support Services for Creighton University may be consulted by the MEMT.
Any student requesting accommodations must submit medical or other diagnostic documentation of the disability and any limitations, and may be required to participate in such additional evaluation of limitations as may appropriately be required by Creighton University or other agencies prior to receiving requested accommodations. The University reserves the right to provide services only to students who complete and provide written results of evaluations and service recommendations to appropriate University personnel. For more information, contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at 402-280-2905 or the Coordinator of Services for Student Support Services at 402-280-2749.