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Religious Reasonable Accommodation for Students

VUSM offers its students reasonable accommodation for religious practices. Accommodation is determined on a case-by-case basis. Students wishing to request reasonable accommodation should initiate a request by meeting with the Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs. As part of the request process, the student will be asked to complete the Religious Reasonable Accommodation Request Form, found on the Equal Opportunity and Access website The submission of this form will begin an interactive process that will include the student, the Dean, the Title IX office, and relevant parties as Vanderbilt deems necessary (e.g., course faculty). On average, the process takes at least two weeks to complete; reasonable accommodation arrangements are not retroactive. Please note that requests for accommodation must be renewed annually.