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Medical School Disability Resources

UW Disability Resources for Students

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The University of Washington’s Disability Resources for Students is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the Seattle campus enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, professional, Evening Degree and Access programs. DRS serves students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory, or psychological disabilities. Students partner with the DRS office to establish services for their access and inclusion on campus. For more information:

In addition, UW offers the Lions Gift of Sight Program, a collaborative project with UW Medicine Eye Institute in partnership with the University-Ballard Lions Club and the Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center to provide eyeglasses to patients who qualify for financial assistance. This program utilizes donated eyeglasses, as well as newly purchased eyeglasses, to help patients in the Seattle area and beyond who are unable to fill their glasses prescriptions. For more information:

WSU’s Access Center

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The Washington State University Access provides accommodations and services to incoming and current WSU students registered with the campuses of Pullman, Global, Everett, Puyallup, and Bremerton. In collaboration with our partners in the Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence area of Student Affairs, this department works to promote disability and intersectionality awareness through system-wide culture and climate efforts. WSU can provide accommodations for testing, alternative print, notetaking, deaf or hard-of-hearing services, blind or low-vision services, and classroom access (if one needs specialized furniture). For more information:

PNWU of Health Sciences Different Ableness Resources

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Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences reasonably accommodates employees, employment applicants, and students (who are otherwise qualified for admission and can meet the minimum technical standards) with disabilities. All reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by conducting an individualized assessment.

Gonzaga University

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Gonzaga University is the first private institution to join the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) program as a full partner. Working together, we are advancing a new model of institutional collaboration to benefit our students and the communities we serve. The disability access office establishes accommodations for students with disabilities as well as supports faculty and staff in providing those accommodations. For more information:

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