The Center for Accessible Education (CAE) offers accommodations and support services to meet the unique educational needs of regularly enrolled medical students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. 

Students seeking reasonable accommodations or support services from The Center for Accessible Education are required to register with the office as early as possible so that you can work closely with the DGSOM Disability Director and tap into the knowledge and support available to navigate your medical school experience. 

Applying for Accommodations 

  • Students requesting accommodations must register with the UCLA Center for Accessible Education (CAE). 
  • If you are interested in applying for CAE accommodations, please follow the instructions for new students on the CAE website found on the Graduate and Professional Program
  • If approved for accommodations, the CAE will communicate the granting of an accommodation with the Student Affairs and Curricular Affairs Offices at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA. The School of Medicine may require additional assessment or evaluation in consultation with the CAE in order to confirm if the student is able to meet the technical standards.

Accommodations for DGSOM Students Registered with the CAE

  • For questions about how accommodations are being implemented in the remote environment, please refer to the Letter for Med Students on the CAE website.
  • For information about exam and classroom accommodations, visit the DGSOM FAQ on the CAE website.

USMLE Test Accommodations 

  • Please follow the instructions for the USMLE Test Accommodations outlined on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) website regarding requesting accommodations for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, or Step 3 exams.
  • If you received exam accommodations in medical school, you can request that your CAE Disability Specialist fill out the Certification of Prior Test Accommodations form. Please email your CAE Disability Specialist directly.

Director of Disability Services for DGSOM

Grace Clifford, CAE Disability Specialist will work closely with you to identify reasonable accommodations during your time at DGSOM. Contact Information is below.

Grace Clifford
Director for DGSOM Disability Services
Call or text: 424-402-9864

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