Technical Standards for Admission & Graduation

The following technical standards specify those attributes the faculty considers necessary for pre-doctoral or doctoral study at UMMS GSBS and therefore, are pre-requisites for admission, progression and completion.
A student must possess aptitude, abilities, and skills in five areas:

  1. Observation 
  2. Communication 
  3. Sensory and Motor Function 
  4. Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities 
  5. Behavioral and Social

More detailed descriptions of these standards are available in the GSBS handbook at:

BBS division - http://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/gsbs2/Students-Faculty/Student%20Handbook.pdf - see page 50
CPHR program - http://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/gsbs2/Students-Faculty/Student%20Handbook.pdf - see page 73
MD/PhD program - http://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/gsbs2/Students-Faculty/Student%20Handbook.pdf - see page 101
MSCI program - http://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/gsbs2/Students-Faculty/Student%20Handbook.pdf - see page 113
Millennium PhD program - http://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/gsbs2/Students-Faculty/Student%20Handbook.pdf - see page 113

Accommodations and use of an Intermediary

While accommodations can be made for some disabilities, applicants and students must be able to perform the duties of a student and researcher in an independent manner.
For more information see UMMS policies on Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities:

http://www.umassmed.edu/Content.aspx?id=70948&linkidentifier=id&itemid=70948  
http://www.umassmed.edu/schoolservices/ada.aspx  
http://www.umassmed.edu/uploadedFiles/gsbs2/Students-Faculty/Student%20Handbook.pdf - see page 39

The use of an intermediary would result in the mediation of a student's judgment by another person's powers of selection and observation. Therefore, the use of an intermediary to assist the student in meeting the technical standards for admission, continuation or completion would mean that a student’s judgment is mediated by another individual and this is not permitted.