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Procedure for Receiving Accommodations

Procedure for Requesting Accommodations

VTCSOM students with disabilities and students who suspect they may have a disability are encouraged to access all available resources as early as possible. Your inquiry is confidential and students can obtain general information without registering. The process of requesting and receiving accommodations is an interactive one and you are strongly encouraged to participate. 

  1. Connect with VT’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). As part of the registration process, you will need to provide documentation of your disability. Visit Virginia Tech's SSD site for more information about documentation.
  2. SSD will assess the documentation to determine if the documentation supports the presence of a disability and demonstrates the need for accommodations.
  3. Once you have registered and your request has been processed, SSD will provide you and the Assistant Dean of Assessment and Program Evaluation with an accommodation letter (via email) that describes your eligibility for services.

Please Note: 

It is not necessary for a student to disclose their disability when making application to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Students may elect to contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) for formal identification at any time during their enrollment.

The point in time at which a student chooses to identify a disability remains at the student’s discretion, however the Procedure for Receiving Accommodations may take four to six weeks so students are encouraged to disclose and initiate the process as early as possible (as blocks in the M1 year are 8 weeks and M2 year are 6 weeks).

VTCSOM is not responsible for making retroactive accommodations, or paying for current (within last 3 years) evaluation and appropriate documentation of the disability from a medical or other licensed professional qualified to diagnose the disabling condition.