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Disability Services

The College of Health Professions is dedicated to providing equal opportunity and access for every student.  Accommodations will be made in response to the specific disability and on a case by case basis.  Students are highly encouraged to make requests for accommodations at the beginning of the first semester or before.  This gives your professors the time needed to make arrangements and ensure you receive the accommodations needed. 

Forms for students

Steps for Requesting Accommodations

Step 1: 
Schedule a meeting with Cami Meyer, College Coordinator for the College of Health Professions. The college coordinator is the contact person who will assist you in requesting and granting accommodations. Provide documentation of your disability and the completed accommodation request form.  

Step 2: 
The College ADA Coordinator in concert with the MUSC 504 ADA Student Coordinator ensures that the appropriate paperwork is completed; confers with you on what accommodation you are requesting; and validates your documentation from your medical professional as to your disability.  It may at times be necessary for you to sign a release form, such that your medical condition for which you are seeking relief may be verified by the 504 ADA Student Coordinator.

The process of review depends in part on the nature of your disability. A determination of eligibility will be made by the College ADA Coordinator. They may (if necessary) confer with outside professionals including, but not necessarily your instructor. If you are found to be eligible for services, they will decide which, if any, of your requests will be granted. Decisions regarding accommodations are made on a case-by case basis. There is no standard accommodation for any particular disability.

Step 3: 
If your requests for accommodations are APPROVED, the College Coordinator generates a Letter of Accommodation (LOA) which documents what accommodations have been granted. You are responsible for promptly collecting this letter and presenting it to faculty. The LOA must be presented to faculty at the beginning of the term.

If you are approved for accommodations in the middle of the semester, you are strongly encouraged to pick up the LOA as soon as it is ready and immediately deliver it to relevant faculty members.

If you have been approved for accommodations, you must request an LOA from your College Coordinator each semester that you wish to receive accommodations.  If your professor has already received a LOA previously, it is your responsibility to speak with him/her at the beginning of each semester to discuss with him/her the accommodations and to ask if s/he would like an additional LOA.  If the professor would like a LOA, the student is responsible for requesting the LOA from the College Coordinator.    

If your requested accommodations are not approved, you are encouraged to meet with your College Coordinator and or the 504 ADA Student Coordinator  to discuss the reasons for the denial. The Coordinator's may discuss further documentation that is required for review or may review the grievance procedure with you at this time.

MUSC's Minimum Standards

All applicants accepted to the Medical University of South Carolina must be able to meet the university technical standards/minimum abilities. Click here to see MUSC's Minimal Skills Standards.  These technical standards/minimum skills are included in all admission applications.

*Each program in the College of Health Professions may determine their own set of minimum abilities above those established by the University. Please contact Cami Meyer directly if you have any questions or concerns about the minimum abilities determined by a specific program.

 

All policies and procedures follow the Best Practices set by the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
 

Please send all documentation to:.

Cami Meyer, M.Ed.
College of Health Professions
151-A Rutledge Avenue, MSC 960
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: (843) 792-1601
Fax: (843) 792-0253
E-mail: meyec@musc.edu

 
 
 

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