Student Support

July 10, 2018

For students interested in applying effectively to the USMLE, please review the new link for the UCSF USMLE packet for Step exams. You will also find details on appeals in this packet. 

For more information about the window of time for schedules, please review the schedules located on the USMLE website. Note that students can extend their window for a small fee. 

September 14, 2017

Come watch the interview of Tim and Lisa, hosted by Student Doctors Network's (SDN) Christy, as they discuss the Coalition's work to collaborate with other medical schools to equalize access for students with disabilities. 

They also discuss the book The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities (Amazon) and go over training webinars for faculty and administration, created in collaboration with AAMC, for...

August 19, 2017

The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) USMLE examinations (Step 1, 2 CK/CS, and Step 3) will be a key part of your medical school experience. As a student with a disability seeking accommodations, you will need to prepare in advance and understand the NBME requirements.

Requests for accommodations on these exams are made directly to the NBME. The NBME sets their own requirements for requesting accommodations, including...

August 19, 2017

For all students, the transition to graduate or professional school requires the use of many skills to adapt to the new environment. One’s professionalism, especially regarding communication skills, is key to making an effective transition. It is essential that students with disabilities effectively communicate with faculty, colleagues, and other administration and staff in order to ensure access to approved disability accommo...

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