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Morehouse School of Medicine’s Office of Disability Services (ODS) serves as the primary resource for students with documented disabilities or with disability concerns. The ODS works in collaboration with faculty, staff and departments throughout MSM to develop successful strategies for maximizing students’ academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities and programs. Services and accommodations are designed to meet the individual needs of each student. To provide students with disabilities every educational opportunity, the School will make available reasonable accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The Office of Disability Services can be contacted by telephone 404-756-5200, e-mail ODS@msm.edu, or in person, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also visit us on the Web by clicking here.
Students requesting accommodations based on a covered disability must register with the ODS prior to course registration (or soon as practicable) and follow all ODS procedures for requesting accommodations. Because current clinical documentation is required before the ODS can consider any request for reasonable accommodations, prospective students who have documented disabilities should contact the ODS and submit all necessary forms and documentation at least one month before arriving on campus. Students should be aware that they are responsible for making requests for reasonable accommodation and for submitting all necessary documentation in support of those requests.
The Office of Disability Services will coordinate and implement all programs for students with disabilities. Faculty members must not provide any disability-related accommodations to any student until s/he has received notification by letter to do so from the ODS.