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Technical Standards Policy

The Colorado Mesa University Physician Assistant (PA) Program is a rigorous and intense program that places specific requirements and demands on students. The technical standards included below establish the essential qualities considered necessary for admitted students to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to succeed as entry ­level Physician Assistants.

Applicants unable to fulfill these technical standards prior to, or any time after enrolling into the program, with or without reasonable accommodation, will not be permitted to enter or progress within the program.

Qualifying applicants and enrolled PA Program students must possess aptitude, ability, and skills in the following categories:


When indicated, students unable to resolve deficiencies in the above areas with or without appropriate accommodation will be counseled to pursue alternate career paths.