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 Student Affairs or the Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education. As part of the request process the student will be asked to complete the Vanderbilt University Religious Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and to submit the completed form to the Vanderbilt University EAD Office. The submission of this form will begin an interactive process that will include the student, the Dean, EAD, 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.