Harvard Medical School is dedicated to assisting students with meeting their physical, mental and academic accommodation needs under the ADA guidelines.

For more information, please consult the Student Handbook
10.03 Policies and Procedures for Students with Disabilities (currently being updated)

Or contact the Director of Disability Services

Technical Standards are set forth for the MD profession. Students must have the intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of the School’s curriculum and of a successful medical career.


Getting Around:

Housing: Vanderbilt has accessible rooms with private bathrooms

Learning Strategies

Harvard University Disability Services

Common Types of Accessibility Requests

  • Medical Disabilities – Includes mobility, manual, hearing and visual disabilities both short or long term
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attentional Disabilities
  • Psychological Disabilities


Request for Disabilities Services/Accommodation

Clinician Referral Form for Students with Illness/Injury/Impairment

Emergency Evacuation for People Requesting Special Assistance

SensusAccess Terms of Use and User Agreement – Harvard Universty makes the SensusAccess service available to Harvard student who have a documented need for accessible format materials and who have been approved by the HMS Disability Coordinator for services.

Kurzweil Instructions – Harvard University makes Kurzweil 3000+ Firefly available to eligible students.