For admission to and participation in the RADSC Program, applicants must meet non-academic technical standards that enable students to engage in educational and training activities that do not endanger them or others.
The RADSC Program Technical Standards are included on the Pre-Entrance Medical Examination Form. The Program will attempt to make reasonable accommodations to allow a disabled individual to accomplish the stated curriculum.
1. OBSERVATION: The applicant must be able to participate actively in all demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and clinical experiences in the professional program component and to assess and comprehend the condition of all patients assigned for examination, diagnosis and treatment.
2. COMMUNICATION: The applicant must be able to communicate effectively and sensitivity with patients in order to elicit information; describe changes in mood, activity and posture; assess non-verbal communications; and be able to effectively and efficiently transmit information to patients, fellow students, faculty and staff, and all members of the health care team.
3. MOTOR: The applicant must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by appropriate diagnostic or therapeutic maneuvers; be able to perform basic test; possess all skills necessary to carry out diagnostic or therapeutic procedures; be able to interpret movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients.
4. INTELLECTUAL/CONCEPTUAL INTEGRATIVE & QUANTITATIVE ABILITIES: The applicant must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize. Problem solving, the critical skill demanded of Allied Health Practitioners, requires all of these intellectual abilities. In addition, the applicant must be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand the spatial relationships of structures. Have corrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better to evaluate radiographs relative to: contrast, density, and patient positioning.
5. BEHAVIORAL & SOCIAL ATTRIBUTES: The applicant must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant's intellectual abilities; the exercise of good judgment the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to care of patients; and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships with patients. Applicants must also tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress, adapt to changing environment display flexibility and learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concerns for others interest and motivation are personal qualities, which each applicant should possess.
A copy of the Technical Standards for admission is given to the applicant at the pre-enrollment advising session with the Program Director.