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ERIC Number: EJ825776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Requesting Accommodation for a Disability: A Telephone Survey of American Medical Schools
Sack, William; Gale, John; Gulati, Sanjay; Gunther, Michael; Nesheim, Robert; Stoddard, Frederick; St. John, Rachel
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v20 n2 p93-99 2008
Members of the committee on disabilities of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) contacted 107 of 126 American Medical Schools to determine the number of students requesting accommodation for a disability, the time at which the request was made, the type of disability, and the type of accommodation offered. The survey determined that 2.3% of medical students request accommodation for disabilities that are overwhelmingly cognitive in nature. Accommodations offered usually consist of extra time and/or a quiet room for examinations. Many medical students make accommodation requests only after experiencing the heavy demands of the first two years of the curriculum. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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