Technical Standards for the Study of Medicine: Admission and Retention

The faculty of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University has adopted general guidelines relating to the technical standards for medical school admissions, retention, and graduation of medical students based on material originally promulgated by an AAMC Special Advisory Panel (1979), and most recently updated in 2005 (AAMC: Medical Students with Disabilities: A Generation of Practice). Weill Medical College, supports extending opportunities for medical education to individuals affected by disabling conditions who can benefit fully from a Weill Medical College education. Addendum B Technical Standards: Admission and Retention (Student Handbook) delineates guidelines for minimum technical standards for the Doctor of Medicine degree that all applicants must meet to qualify for consideration for acceptance into the Medical College and also sets forth the technical standards that must be satisfied for retention through the program and for graduation. Procedures for making decisions and administering the technical standards are a part of the document.

Weill Medical College students who seek further information about the technical standards and their application to individuals are encouraged to consult with the Senior Associate Dean (Education) for assistance. Applicants should consult with the Associate Dean (Admissions) for further information.

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