The Disability Officer works with all Icahn School of Medicine students in both the Medical School and the Graduate School to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating reasonable accommodations through a variety of support services (ie: access modification, learning related technology, extended test times).
The goal of Mount Sinai's Disability Services is to provide a physically and educationally accessible educational environment so that each student is viewed on the basis of ability, not disability. Individually designed accommodation plans and services are determined based on the documented needs of each student in conjunction with their program requirements and are created to match the specific disability-related need of each student with those program requirements in mind.
Students who are seeking accommodations and services are required to submit documentation of their disability. The Director of Disability Services, in conjunction with an advisory group from the Medical School and Graduate School, has responsibility for determining the acceptability of documentation and reserves the right to require additional information. Students are asked to register by submitting the Application for Accommodations and Services along with disability documentation.
Students with self-identified concerns or problems related to academic performance or learning may contact the Disability Officer to request accommodations.
Accommodations will not be implemented until the Application for Accommodations and Services has been submitted along with all disability documentation, the information has been reviewed and an official decision has been rendered. Students should expect a minimum of one month to process accommodation requests and plan accordingly.