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Therefore, it follows that graduates must have the knowledge and
skills needed to function in a broad variety of clinical situations
and to render a wide spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic care.
The candidate and student must be able consistently, quickly, and
accurately to integrate all information received by whatever
sense(s) are employed. Also, they must have the intellectual
ability to learn, integrate, analyze, and synthesize data.
A candidate for the PA Program ordinarily must have the
following abilities and skills as explained below: observation;
communication; motor; intellectual, conceptual, integrative, and
quantitative; and behavioral and social. Where technological
assistance is available in the program, it may permit for
disabilities in certain areas. Under all circumstances, a candidate
should be able to perform the following tasks in a reasonably
The PA Department is committed to providing reasonable
accommodations to students with an identifiable disability as
defined by the Americans with Disability Act. In doing so, however,
the PA Department must maintain the integrity of its curriculum and
preserve those elements deemed essential to educating candidates to
become effective physician assistants.
Students in the program must be of sufficient health to meet the
criteria of our clinical affiliates.
The PA Department reserves the right to reassess the student's
ability to meet the technical standards at any time during the
student's training and to act accordingly.