Americans with Disabilities Act Essential Functions

ADA Acknowledgement Form - All new entering students are required to complete this form. For specific details of the essentials by program, please refer to the information below.

It is the policy of GSBS that no person shall be denied admission to the school, or awarded a degree from the school, on the basis of any disability, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, provided that the person demonstrates ability to meet the minimum standards set forth herein. Under these laws, no otherwise qualified and competitive individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities of UTMB-GSBS solely on the basis of the disability. GSBS will reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, provided that the standards required by the school of all graduates and the integrity of the school’s curriculum are upheld. Mastery of essential skills is required of all students.

The University of Texas Medical Branch is committed to equal opportunity for students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability or would like to obtain information regarding services for students with disabilities, a complete copy of the UTMB IHOP policy (07.01.01) is available at:

UTMB Policies and Procedures IHOP - Students with Disabilities PDF

The following links will lead you to a description that describes essential functions (abilities) needed to complete each of the following curricula. The essential functions needed to complete the following curricula are listed below: