UCSF is committed to assisting learners with disabilities reach their full potential and succeed in our educational environment. UCSF’s is commited to protecting the privacy of all learners. Early communications with SDS and your School of Dentistry liaison are essential to implementing accommodations in a timely manner.

Accommodations (quarterly steps)

  1. Student Disability Services (SDS) will confidentially email your accommodation letter to Dr. Sara Hughes and to you directly. The SDS office can be reached at (415) 476-6595 or [email protected].
  2. Contact Associate Dean, Education and Student Affairs, Dr. Sara Hughes, [email protected], (415) 476-8059, to discuss implementation of accommodations. Associate Dean Hughes will also notify your course directors of your accommodations.
  3. Dr. Hughes will have notified your course directors of your eligibility for accommodations, however, it is the student's responsibility to speak individually with each course director at the start of each quarter to set up the accommodations. This is essential to ensure that your accommodations are effective and beneficial for you.
  4. Using accommodations each quarter is your prerogative, therefore, at the beginning of each quarter, students must contact Dr. Hughes to notify their new course directors of their accommodations. Contacting Dr. Hughes in a timely manner is essential, as accommodations typically are not retroactive.

Accommodations in the Clinical Setting 

Because of the nature of the dental profession, accommodations in the clinical setting may be limited in availability from those in the didactic/classroom setting. SDS will work with Dr. Hughes to determine if the requested accommodations for the clinical setting are reasonable and do not alter essential outcomes of the program requirements or technical standards.

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact SDS and/or Dr. Hughes immediately, and we will engage in the interactive process to resolve the concern.