The Office of the Student Programs Director coordinates the Accessibility Services Program for all of our students and the Medical Career Advising Services Program related to the Association of American Medical Colleges Careers in Medicine® (CiM) Program, Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS), and the National Resident Matching Program®(NRMP).

 

Accessibility Services Program

The Accessibility Services Program promotes and ensures that no student with a documented disability is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under the educational programs and activities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and applicable state law.

 

Executive Order 2007-01: Procedure for Student Requests for a Reasonable Accommodation identifies the rights and responsibilities of students seeking an academic adjustment, auxiliary aid or service, or any other reasonable accommodation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA. Qualified students and applicants who need to obtain a reasonable accommodation must request a meeting with the Student Programs Director to review the application requirements and procedures to initiate the determination process, and submit the Reasonable Accommodations Request Form. The Student Programs Director is responsible for reviewing and approving or denying all requests for accommodations or academic adjustments on an individualized basis and offering workshops on accessibility services for our students and staff. In addition, she provides oversight of compliance with Section 504/ADA and oversees the grievance processes, which are designed to address circumstances of challenge by students dissatisfied with our institution’s disability-based process or response.

 

All medical records relating to students’ disabilities are kept confidential in a file separated from academic records.

 

The Medical Career Advising Services Program is mainly based on the CiM Program, which its principal goal is to help students learn how to make well informed career decisions, not only in selecting a specialty and residency program, but throughout their careers as physicians by means of a thoughtful career planning process. The Student Programs Director serves as the CiM Liaison and is responsible for coordinating program activities sponsored by the school, such as workshops and events.

 

Students are exposed to and familiarized with the CiM resources all through their MD academic program, since the beginning of the first year through the fourth year of medical studies, according to the CiM Student Timeline. Fourth year medical students are advised on the use of the ERAS and NRMP through their residency application and matching process, which culminates with the celebration of our Match Day Ceremony.

Non Discrimination Statement

 

WORKING HOURS: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mondays to Fridays)

Yaidy L. Cruz Cordero, M.Ed.
Student Programs Director
Main Lobby, Office #10
(787)743-3038 Ext. 233
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Mrs. María M. Rodríguez Camacho
Administrative Assistant
Main Lobby, Office #10
(787)743-3038 Ext. 3212
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