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A candidate for admission to the PA Program must have the use
of certain sensory and motor functions to permit them to carry out
the activities described in the sections that follow. Graduation
from the program signifies that the individual is prepared for
entry into clinical practice or into postgraduate training
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
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.