Health and Technical Standards

All candidates must meet the health and technical standards requisite for admission and participation in the educational programs of LECOM. Because the D.O., D.M.D., Pharm. D., D.P.M., and other LECOM graduate degrees signify that the holder is a professional prepared for entry into the practice of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, podiatric medicine,  or health administration, it follows that graduates must have the knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and to render a wide spectrum of patient care. Candidates for degrees must be able to demonstrate intellectual-conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities; possess skills in observation, communication, and motor functions; and display mature behavioral and social attributes. Technological compensation can be made for some disabilities in some of these areas, but a candidate must be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner without a trained intermediary. (The use of a trained intermediary implies that the candidate’s judgment or senses may have to be mediated by someone else’s powers of selection and observation.) LECOM will make reasonable accommodations for other qualified students as required by law.

Please review the following applicable health and technical standard sections in the LECOM Academic Catalogs/Student Handbooks.

College of Osteopathic Medicine: Section 2.4.9
School of Pharmacy: Section 2.5.7
School of Dental Medicine Section: 2.4.8
School of Pediatric Medicine: 2.4.9
School of Health Services Administration: Section 2.4.7
Graduate Studies: Section 2.11.9
Master of Medical Science Section: 2.5.7