Learner Accommodations and Accessibility Services
If you have inquiries about accommodations, or need clarification on how to get an accommodation, please contact your Learner Affairs Officer or the Accessibility Advisor. They will be happy to assist you.
Here at NOSM University, we are committed to providing equal opportunity, individualized accommodations, and supports to learners with disabilities. NOSM University has a legal obligation to eliminate barriers to equal access for learners with disabilities. It is NOSM University’s duty to provide reasonable academic accommodations including in the clinical environment for learners who require them. Should you require an accommodation, please contact either the Accessibility Advisor or your Learner Affairs Officer.
There are several policies relevant to accommodations at NOSM University: the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), NOSM University’s Human Rights and Anti-Harassment/ Discrimination Policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Under these policies, organizations are required to prevent and remove barriers and provide accommodation to learners with the right to reasonable academic accommodations including in the clinical environment in post-secondary education.
The Accessibility Advisor is responsible for the administration, implementation and quality control of accommodations, including accommodated testing, note-taking and acts as an advisor to the Accommodations Committee. The Accessibility Advisor assists learners with accessing academic and clinical accommodations at NOSM University.
Furthermore, the Advisor:
- Examines confidential medical documentation to determine appropriate accommodations in both classroom and clinical placement settings for learners with disabilities
- Provides ongoing academic support for learners with disabilities, presents information about services at orientations
- Arranges training and provides information for learners who require assistive technology
- Liaises with NOSM U administration, faculty, program leaders and medical practitioners and psychologists and/or other healthcare providers, as needed.
NOSM University is committed to equity and accessibility and assuring compliance with the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service, O. Reg. 429/01 and the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 (“AODA, 2005″). NOSM University is committed to providing goods and services in such a manner that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. Further, NOSM University will ensure that all persons with disabilities have equal opportunity to access the University’s good and services. Consequently, NOSM University will integrate the provision of goods and services to persons with disabilities into its practices and protocols except when an alternative measure is required on either a permanent or temporary basis, to enable persons with disabilities to obtain and/or benefit from the provided goods and services.
Information, Policies and Resources
Please see below for more information on related accessibility policies & acts:
NOSMU Accommodations Committee – Policy
NOSMU Accommodations Committee – Procedure
NOSMU Accommodations Committee Terms of Reference
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act,2005
The Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)
An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada (Accessible Canada Act) (June 2019)
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act – Customer Service Guide
Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Entry to a Medical Degree Program
Mandatory Leaves of Absence from the UME Program Procedure
Revised Senate Appeal Policy and Request Form
Accommodation & Accessibility Feedback
Learner Support Services