The Office of Student Learning and Academic Advising is responsible for assisting students with their test-taking and/or learning accommodations, who have received approved documentation from the Academic Resource Center

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Academic Resource Center assesses accommodations for students based on documentation from a medical professional.

The School of Medicine is committed to fostering a supportive learning environment, including providing reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal law. It is important that students, faculty and staff understand their roles in the accommodation process and that any disability-related information remains confidential. All documentation recorded as part of the student’s request for accommodation remains in the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and will not be included as part of the student’s permanent academic file.

For more information, please reference the Student Handbook

Requesting Accommodations

Students are responsible for requesting accommodations in a timely manner so that the administration has ample time to make appropriate arrangements. As a reminder, last minute accommodation requests may not be able to be met. 

  1. Follow the Academic Resource Center Procedures for requesting accommodations. 
  2. Upon receiving your accommodation letter from the Academic Resource Center, the student is responsible for forwarding a copy to the Office of Student Learning and Academic Advising (OSLAA), who, with the written approval from the Academic Resource Center, will assist the student in making arrangements. 
    • If it is your first time receiving accommodations at the Georgetown School of Medicine, please schedule an appointment with the Assistant Director for Academic Support in OSLAA. 
  3. Additionally, students should notify the applicable persons for the course, module, or clerkship (i.e. Course/Module Director, Clerkship Director, preceptor, coordinator, etc.) of any approved accommodations at the beginning og the course or clerkship.

Guidelines

If you feel that your exam accommodation needs are not being met, you must notify the proctor or Office of Student Learning and Academic Advising at the time of discovery/occurrence during the exam so that necessary steps can be taken to resolve the issue. Grade disputes after the exam is completed will not be considered.

For a full description of protocols students are expected to follow, please reference the Student Handbook

Additional Considerations

For classroom accommodations, students are responsible for contacting the applicable persons for the course directly. If there are any questions or concerns, the student can reach out to OSLAA for assistance.