UGME students with any of the following concerns should contact Dr. Jillian Horton, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education Student Affairs, to go over specific options available to help with these issues.
Schedule an appointment by:
Phone: (204) 789-3213
Initial Identification of Students
Student can be identified in one of four ways:
(1) The student may already be known to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and is now entering the MD program. On acceptance to the program if he/she wishes to continue receiving accommodation they will have indicated this in the admission package. SAS will meet with these students and confirm accommodations requested for the MD program and forward recommendation to the Advisor, Student Affairs (Advisor, SA)
(2) On acceptance to the MD program the student may indicate a need for accommodation in the admission package. These students will be contacted by Student Affairs and asked to meet with SAS. SAS will meet with these students and forward accommodations requested for the MD program to the Advisor, SA
(3) In the course of the MD program, a student may disclose information to Student Affairs or UGME suggesting they would benefit from accommodations. These students will be directed to SAS.
(4) In the course of the MD program, a student may contact SAS directly to request accommodations
Disclosure of the Nature of the Disability
At all times, the student will be encouraged to disclose the nature of the disability to the Advisor, SA, as this will assist the Faculty in planning the educational course and aid in career counseling. The Advisor, SA will only disclose, on an as needed basis, with the student’s permission.
Recommendations for Accommodation (Post contact with SAS)
Timeframes - How long does it take to get approval?
An initial request for accommodations to SAS should normally be initiated a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the next examination. Requests initiated later than that cannot be guaranteed to be processed and approved in time for the upcoming scheduled examination.
NOTE: A request initiated in a shorter time frame, that does not allow consideration and approval prior to the exam seating, will not be considered grounds for an exam deferral.
Once recommendations for accommodation are approved:
Follow-up required to maintain exam accommodations - Students must:
Requests by MCC for confirmation of the type of exam accommodations provided to a student will responded to by the Director, Academic and Career Support, Student Affairs and should be directed to Student Affairs - Medicine.
Revised February 26, 2015