Applicants with Disabilities

Boston University School of Medicine has a long history of actively supporting and accommodating students with disabilities. The Committee on Admissions chooses applicants who seem best qualified based not only on scholastic record, college recommendations,  interview and involvement in college and community activities, but also on the less tangible qualities of personality, character and maturity. All students must possess the physical and emotional capabilities required to undertake the full curriculum and achieve the level of competence required by the faculty. It is expected that students will function independently, without the aid of an intermediary. Applicants must meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, all requirements for admission to the School of Medicine. All students are expected to participate in the full curriculum, and to achieve proficiency in all curricular areas, regardless of their career goals.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010, Boston University School of Medicine makes no pre-admission inquiry regarding disability. Students with disabilities applying to medical school will be expected to meet all admission standards, with accommodations if necessary. Graduates of medical schools must have the knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care. Prospective candidates must be capable of meeting a certain minimum technical standards that reflect those skills and abilities that are essential to the completion of the academic program.

Additional information is available through the Office of Academic Enhancement.