Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) embraces diversity and inclusion. The School of Medicine is committed to providing all qualified applicants and current students with opportunities to take full advantage of the educational, academic, and community programs. We recognize that students with documented disabilities may need assistance or accommodations in order to achieve this objective.

The School of Medicine is committed to providing reasonable accommodations and support to individuals with documented disabilities through the Office of Student Affairs’ Disability Advocacy & Support Services (DASS) which is tasked with ensuring all qualified applicants and current students with documented disabilities have access to the accommodations they need in order to achieve this objective. We also provide guidance on seeking formal diagnosis for a suspected disability as well as resources and support for those with short-term disabilities (less than 6 months).

VTCSOM’s Disability Advocacy & Support Services seeks to:

  1. Provide a physically and educationally accessible environment where all students have the resources and support they need to succeed. 
  2. Address and remove barriers to access within the school, workplace, and community.
  3. Advocate for greater awareness and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in medical education and health care. 

Common types of accessibility requests may address, but are not limited to: 

  • Learning disabilities
  • Attentional disabilities
  • Psychological disabilities
  • Medical disabilities such as mobility, manual, hearing and visual disabilities

Self-disclosure

The School of Medicine encourages self-disclosure and the Office of Student Affairs works with Virginia Tech’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) to provide accommodations and support based on individual needs. The school takes all reasonable steps to minimize the impact of disability upon a learner’s academic pursuits. Appropriate adjustments are made to enhance the participation and overall educational experience of disabled students.

Notice of non-discrimination policy

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine admits students of any age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, religion or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is committed to uphold the rights of all students, faculty, staff, and administrators in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Resources

Disability Advocacy & Support Services
Carrie Knopf, MA

1 Riverside, M106          540-526-2608

Services for Students with Disabilities

Disability Assessment and Accommodation Policy