Medical Students Accessibility Services
Welcome to the page for accommodations – this page is overseen by the Office of Medical Students Accessibility Services run by the SASS Office. UCF COM is committed to, and embraces, diversity in all forms. Students seeking accommodations or support services at UCF COM are required to register with Student Academic Support Services (SASS). Students are expected to be actively responsible for all aspects of their enrollment in registering for accommodations.
A person with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that limits substantially one or more major life activities, such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, learning, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.
Although students with temporary illness or injury are not considered disabled by law, every reasonable effort to accommodate their needs will be exercised.
- All requests for accommodations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- This evaluation includes the review of clinical documentation and a determination of the reasonableness of the accommodation requests. (See the full policy (linked below) on UCF Medical Student Accommodation Documentation Guidelines)
- Primary clinical documentation or other diagnostic information held by the Medical Student Accessibility Liaison (MSAL) [see Procedure for Review of Accommodation Requests, below] is kept confidential and is released to a third party only with the student’s written permission or under compulsion of legal process.
Please click below for the full policy on UCF medical students requesting accommodations
If you are looking to submit a formal accommodation request with the SASS Office, please complete the form at the following link:
The SASS team will review accommodation requests as they are submitted. The accommodation request process can take a minimum of 2 weeks. SASS understands situations can arise unexpectedly. When possible, requests for accommodations outside of the classroom setting (i.e., clerkships, away rotations, etc.) need to be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the start date.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
The University of Central Florida, College of Medicine (UCF COM) complies with federal and state law prohibiting discrimination against any applicant or enrolled student based on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual preference, age, disability, or other protected status. In accordance with its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 5.04 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, UCF COM does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in admission or in access to programs and activities.
Students may file a Discrimination Grievance with the Director of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EO/AA) at any time if the student believes that they were discriminated against based on the outcome of the decision. The EO/AA Discrimination Grievance Policy can be found at 3.0134 Complaints Grievances Discrim FINAL Oct22.pdf (ucf.edu).
*Please note: a formal review usually takes about 60 days to complete. Students are encouraged to consider the full UCF COM Medical Student Accessibility Services Appeal Process, which provides timely informal decisions. The recommendations of the EO/AA Director are reviewed by the Dean of the College of Medicine, whose decision is final.