Minimum Technical Standards

Minimum technical standards for admission to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at PNWU.

Review the Student Catalog for descriptions and examples of the technical standards.

With or without a reasonable accommodation, applicants and students must meet certain minimal technical standards which identify reasonable expectations of osteopathic medical students and physicians in performing common functions. PNWU does not discriminate against, and will provide reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants or students who are otherwise qualified.

A candidate for the DO degree must have multiple abilities and skills, including

  • Observation
  • Communication
  • Motor
  • Sensory
  • Strength and mobility
  • Intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities
  • Behavioral and social attributes

A candidate must be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. PNWU will attempt to develop creative ways of opening medical school admissions and education to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Candidates and students must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads and to function effectively under stress. They must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility, and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties inherent in the clinical problems of patients.

Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that will be assessed during the admissions and educational processes