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Resources for Applicants and Enrolled Students with Disabilities

Applicants under consideration for admission to the MD Program may choose to disclose a disability and request accommodation during the admissions process. Disclosure is not required. Applicants who choose to disclose a disability during the admissions process should contact us at: regarding accommodations.

Enrolled Students

To ensure access to classes and other resources within our medical school program, students with disabilities may contact the ARS. There you can engage in a confidential conversation about the process for requesting reasonable accommodations in the classroom and clinical settings. Accommodations are not provided retroactively. Students are encouraged to register with ARS as soon as they begin the program. More information can be found on the Accessibility Resources & Service website or by calling 919-962-8300.

Our policies and guidelines apply to students who self-identify a documented disability before or after formal acceptance as well as those who become disabled after enrollment. The School of Medicine encourages students with disabilities to identify themselves through the Accessibility Resources and Service (ARS) office. Please keep in mind that the disclosure of a disability is completely voluntary and will be kept confidential. All enrolled students must possess the intellectual, physical and emotional capabilities described in the UNC School of Medicine Technical Standards for the Doctor of Medicine Degree. Accommodations and assistive technologies will facilitate, but not eliminate, the need to meet these standards.

The UNC Doctor of Medicine Program is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who are disabled in compliance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, as well as applicable state regulations and federal and state privacy laws.
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