A disability is understood to be any impairment that substantially limits an individual in one or more major life activity (e.g. walking, seeing, hearing, and learning). Baylor College of Medicine applicants and students with medically documented permanent or temporary disabilities may request accommodation through Student Disability Services.
Appropriate documentation will be required from any applicant or student requesting accommodations for examinations, the performance of course work, laboratories, or clinical duties.
The following documentation guidelines are provided to assist applicants, students and medical providers with submitting appropriate, complete and current information to be considered when evaluating a request for accommodation. Applicable federal laws indicate that the diagnosis of a disorder or impairment alone does not qualify an individual for accommodation, therefore applicants and students with medically diagnosed permanent or temporary disabilities must submit documentation from a qualified medical evaluator verifying the stated disability. Additionally, documentation should include specific recommendations for accommodations based on the diagnosed disability with the understanding that Baylor maintains the authority to determine what constitutes reasonable accommodation.
Documentation and questions may be submitted to Baylor College of Medicine Student Disability Services. See the contact information in the sidebar for disability accommodation requests.
See the following guideline documents by topic below:
Accommodation Request Form
Baylor College of Medicine is committed to providing equal educational access for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Baylor’s goal is to provide students with disabilities access to needed resources so that all students are afforded every opportunity to do their best work. Therefore, Baylor will strive to provide reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services which are in line with state and federal law while upholding the educational programs’ technical standards.
This form allows you to request accommodations in accordance with BCM Policy (Baylor login required).