Technical Standards

Technical standards, distinguished from academic standards for admission to the College, consist of the minimum physical, cognitive, and emotional requirements to provide reasonable assurance that students can complete the entire course of study and participate fully in aspects of their training. Technical standards prescribed here are a prerequisite for admission to and for graduation from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. AU applicants and graduates must meet all prescribed technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Requirements

After adequate training and experience, the candidate must be capable of performing the experimental work required by the graduate program to which he/she has applied or entered. The specific requirement will vary from program to program, and will vary according to the specific research area within a program.


A candidate must be able to communicate effectively with, and to receive communication from, other scholars in relevant biomedical fields.

Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities

A candidate must have the critical, problem-solving skills required in the proposed field of study. These skills include the ability to measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize.

Behavioral and Social Attributes

A candidate must possess the emotional health, maturity and self-discipline required for full utilization of his/her intellectual ability and for successful participation in and completion of the program of study.


The Medical College of Wisconsin may require that an applicant undergo a skills evaluation. The Medical College of Wisconsin will endeavor to select and administer evaluations that accurately reflect the applicant's or student's aptitude or achievement level rather than the applicant's or student's disability.

The College is committed to capitalizing on technological advances that create new opportunities for participation by disabled persons and will incorporate feasible changes into its program. A qualified disabled applicant or student shall not, on the basis of his or her disability (except those which would preclude the above abilities), be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits, nor be subjected to discrimination at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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