Technical Standards for Admission to and Completion of the Doctor of Medicine Degree at Emory University School of Medicine*
For successful completion of the course of study for the doctor of medicine degree at Emory University, the student must have certain technical and intellectual skills. In order to maintain an acceptable level of performance, the student must:
I. Be able to develop the ability to obtain a medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. These activities require that the student:
A. Communicate effectively with the patient and the patient's family in order to obtain an adequate medical history;
B. Review records that relate to the patient's medical history and be able to develop a medical record for the current episode that will be useful to others who care for the patient;
C. Perform the essential functions of the medical school curriculum such as completing a thorough physical examination by using the appropriate instruments and manual techniques required;
II. Be able to participate in and demonstrate an understanding of all phases of the educational program, including lectures, laboratory activities, teaching conferences, hospital rounds, and clinical duties.
III. Be able to demonstrate characteristics that suggest that the student has the ability to function in complex social, professional, and personal roles.
IV. Be able to function in delicate interpersonal relationships and manifest honesty, reliability, genuineness, warmth, and empathy.
V. Be able to control impulses and maintain good judgment even under physically and emotionally exhausting conditions.
*Developed in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.