The student must be able to acquire a defined level of required information as presented through demonstrations and experiences in the basic sciences.
He or she must also be able to directly and accurately observe a patient at a distance and close at hand, with or without standard medical instrumentation. A student must be able to observe a patient’s demeanor, see a patient’s physical condition, and obtain a medical history and perform a physical examination correctly on the patient. The student must be able to integrate the information derived from these observations and develop an accurate diagnostic and treatment plan. These skills require the functional use of vision, hearing, smell, and somatic sensation.Furthermore, a student must be able to:
The use of a trained intermediary is not acceptable reasonable accommodation in many clinical situations in that it implies that a student’s judgment must be mediated by someone else's power of selection and observation.