Are special exam accommodations available for those with disabilities or medical conditions?
Special accommodations are available on a showing that the applicant has a disability or medical condition warranting such accommodations. The Board employs the Americans With Disabilities Act standard, i.e., that a person is disabled if that individual has "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual." See Gonzales v National Board of Medical Examiners, 225 F3d 620 (CA 6, 2000). A "Special Accommodations Questionnaire and Affidavit" is available from the Board. The request must be filed not later than May 15 for the July examination and not later than December 15 for the February examination.