Students matriculating to the Mount Union Physician Assistant Studies Program must demonstrate the following abilities and skills: visual (observation), oral-auditory (communication), motor, cognitive (intellectual-conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities), and behavioral and social attributes. Technical standards apply to all enrolled students in the Physician Assistant Studies Program. Accommodation can be made on a reasonable basis for individuals with documented disabilities, and they will be considered, but students should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner, so as not to compromise the integrity of the Physician Assistant Studies Program or profession. Technical Standards for admission, progression, and graduation have been adopted for all Physician Assistant Studies students. All students must meet these minimum standards with or without reasonable accommodation throughout their tenure in the Physician Assistant Studies Program.
The Mount Union Physician Assistant Studies Program commits to providing for the needs of admitted and enrolled students who are qualified individuals with a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), by providing reasonable accommodations to such students. Reasonable accommodations will be made to students on a case-by-case basis. It is the responsibility of the student, however, to review the technical standards for the program and to make their needs known.
The Mount Union Physician Assistant Studies Program has established Technical Standards for its program delineating the minimum physical, cognitive, emotional and social requirements necessary to participate fully in all aspects of academic and clinical education. One’s ability to meet the Technical Standards of the program is a prerequisite for admission and continuation in the program. As noted earlier, applicants and enrolled students must be able to meet all technical standards with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations may not:
- Fundamentally alter the nature of the training program
- Compromise the essential elements of the program
- Cause undue financial or administrative burden to the University, hospitals, or clinical sites
- Endanger the safety of patients, self or others
Any applicant who has a question about whether he or she can meet these standards due to the functional limitations from a disability should contact the University of Mount Union Student Accessibility Services at (330)823-7372 (V/TTY) for a confidential discussion.
All candidates for admission to the Physician Assistant Studies Program, who are accepted, will be required to provide documentation verifying that they understand and meet these technical standards.