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Technical Standards

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  • Applicants to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are considered without regard to disability, but with the expectation that they can complete satisfactorily all parts of the curriculum within the prescribed four-year period. The school does not offer a decelerated curriculum 
  • In addition to certain academic standards, candidates for the M.D. degree must have abilities and skills in observation, communication, motor function, quantification, abstraction, relationships and behavior. Some disabilities in certain of these areas may be overcome technologically, but candidates for the medical degree must be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner without the use of trained assistants 
  • The candidates must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion and other diagnostic maneuvers. The candidate must be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care in emergency treatments to patients. Such actions require coordination of both gross and fine motor muscular movement, equilibrium and functional use of the senses of touch and vision. 

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