The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is dedicated to providing students with appropriate support and services to ensure an accessible and welcoming learning environment.
Supporting medical, dental and master’s students at HMS and HSDM, the Office of Disability Services works with students, faculty, staff and administrators to provide the following accommodations and services in some of the following areas:
- Testing accommodations
- Classroom accommodations
- Externship and hospital rotation accommodations
- Assistive technology
- Housing accommodations
- Food allergies/Dietary restrictions
- General campus and programmatic accessibility
- Consultation and referrals to receive disability evaluation and support services
For students interested in receiving accommodations on national and regional board exams, please know that these Boards have their own procedures, practices, and guidelines in approving students for testing accommodations. The Office of Disability Services can provide guidance and assistance to student interested in receiving accommodations on them. However, students are ultimately responsible for understanding and meeting all Board requirements for requesting accommodations.
The Office of Disability Services works to maintain privacy; however, information on functional limitations and accommodations may be shared internally on a need-to-know basis. Medical documentation, notes, and any additional diagnostic material is maintained in confidence by Disability Services. This material is released to a third party consistent with state and federal law.
To Request Accommodations Contact the Director of Disability Services
Students interested in receiving additional information or initiating the process of registering with this office should e-mail Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-432-9198 to schedule an appointment.
HSDM students are expected to be actively responsible for all aspects of their enrollment. Students requesting accommodations must take the initiative to seek assistance, comply with deadlines and agreements, and contact the Director of Disability Services in a timely manner.