College of Health Professions Technical Standards

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Cardiovascular Perfusion

The cardiovascular perfusionist is the individual who operates extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or temporarily replace a patient’s circulatory or respiratory function and other procedures requiring the use of extracorporeal systems.

Technical Standards:

  1. Observation:
    1. Students and candidates for admission must have sufficient visual capacity to:
      1. Visualize information presented in images from paper, slides, and video.
      2. Observe laboratory and/or lecture demonstrations.
      3. Observe patients accurately at a distance, and close at hand, with or without standard medical equipment.
  2. Communication:
    1. Students and candidates for admission should be able to speak intelligibly, hear sufficiently, elicit and transmit patient information in oral and written format to members of the healthcare team, and communicate effectively and sensitively with patients.
    2. They must possess demonstrated reading skills at a level sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and provide clinical care to patients.
    3. They must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  3. Sensory and Motor Skills:
    1. Students and candidates for admission must have functional sensory and motor skills to lift, push, and carry clinical equipment in a safe and controlled manner.
    2. They must possess functional motor skills to demonstrate basic clinical skills related to the use of extracorporeal equipment, circuitry, and ancillary clinical patient care devices and equipment.
    3. They must possess functional sensory and motor skills to execute quick and purposeful movements during emergency treatment of patients.
  4. Intellectual:
    1. Critical thinking is a necessary skill for Cardiovascular Perfusionists. Students and candidates for admission must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information from various modalities to effectively evaluate extracorporeal equipment and treat patients.
    2. Students and candidates for admission must have the ability to comprehend spatial relationships of structures and three-dimensional models.
    3. Students and candidates for admission must have the ability to comprehend relationships between patient care parameters and anticipate cause and effect responses based on their actions and inactions.
    4. They must be able to learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture, cooperative learning, small group activities, medical simulation and laboratory exercises, individual and group presentations, and the use of technology assisted learning.
    5. They must be able to make rapid decisions in life threatening situations where problem solving and critical thinking are required.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes:
    1. Students must at all times demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment, prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the care and treatment of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and other members of the healthcare team. They must:
      1. Problem solve in a timely manner.
      2. iTolerate physically taxing workloads.
      3. Function effectively under stress.
      4. Have the ability to adapt to changing environments,
      5. display flexibility, and learn to function in an environment of uncertainty inherent in the clinical practice of radiation therapy.
      6. Treat all patients, families, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team with dignity and respect.
      7. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, dedication, compassion, nondiscrimination, and motivation.
      8. Be able to accept constructive criticism and respond appropriately with an acceptable modification of behavior.

SUNY Upstate Medical University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All applicants and students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admissions and training. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with a disability. However, the student is expected to perform these functions in a reasonably independent manner.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Medical technologists use sophisticated instruments and techniques to perform and supervise medical laboratory procedures necessary for diagnosis. Medical Technology offers the opportunity to combine a career in laboratory science with a role in the health professions. Graduates are prepared for roles in patient care, research, and other aspects of the profession, such as quality control, management, and teaching.

Medical Technology students are held accountable for the following technical standards:

  1. Sensory and Observation Functions:
    1. Students must have sufficient capacity to:
      1. Visualize information presented in images from paper, slides, and in digital form.
      2. iObserve laboratory and/or lecture demonstrations.
      3. iOperate a clinical grade binocular microscope to discriminate among fine structural and color differences of microscopic specimens, to include hue, shading, and intensity.
      4. Distinguish color in reading color changes associated with chemical/biochemical reactions.
      5. Differentiate by touch, hotness/coldness, wetness/dryness, and hardness/softness for safety purposes.
  2. Communication:
    1. Students should be able to speak intelligibly, hear sufficiently, elicit and transmit patient information in oral and written format to members of the healthcare team, and communicate effectively with instructors and other students.
    2. They must possess demonstrated reading skills at a level sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and follow laboratory procedures.
    3. They must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  3. Motor Function:
    1. Students must have functional sensory and motor skills to directly perform laboratory tests on body fluids, cells, and products.
    2. They must have sufficient motor function to utilize laboratory instruments, and establish and perform preventative and corrective maintenance and repairs.
    3. They must possess functional motor skills to demonstrate basic laboratory techniques.
    4. They must possess functional motor skills to perform procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis, including phlebotomy.
    5. They must comply with laboratory safety measures and regulations, and practice standard precautions against contamination with infectious pathogens (e.g. wearing personal protective equipment; working with sharp objects; and hazardous materials).
  4. Intellectual:
    1. Critical thinking is a necessary skill for laboratory personnel. Students must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information from various modalities to effectively perform laboratory tests.
    2. They must be able to integrate and relate laboratory data while making judgments about possible discrepancies, confirm abnormal results, verify quality control procedures, and develop solutions to problems concerning the generation of laboratory data.
    3. They must be able to accept and learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture and discussion, cooperative learning, small group activities, laboratory exercises and demonstrations, individual and group presentations, and the use of technology assisted learning.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes:
    1. Students must at all times demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment and promptly complete all responsibilities in the laboratory setting.
    2. They must perform problem solving skills in a timely manner.
    3. They must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads.
    4. They must be able to function effectively under stress.
    5. They must have the ability to display flexibility and adapt to changing environments.
    6. They must treat all instructors, students, and other members of the healthcare team with dignity and respect.
    7. They must demonstrate honesty, integrity, dedication, compassion, nondiscrimination, and motivation.
    8. They must be able to accept constructive criticism and respond appropriately with an acceptable modification of behavior.

SUNY Upstate Medical University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All applicants and students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admissions and training. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with a disability. However, the student is expected to perform these functions in a reasonably independent manner.

Medical Biotechnology

Graduates specializing in medical biotechnology work with a team of individuals who conduct medical research in academic or industrial settings. In university laboratories, these individuals assist scientists by performing experiments that are part of a medical research study.

Graduates are prepared for roles in research and other aspects of the profession, such as quality control, management, and teaching. Students are expected to master the technical standards of their program.

Medical Biotechnology students are held accountable for the following technical standards:

  1. Sensory and Observation Functions:
    1. Students must have sufficient capacity to:
      1. Visualize information presented in images from paper, slides, and in digital form.
      2. Observe laboratory and lecture demonstrations.
      3. Operate a clinical grade binocular microscope to discriminate among fine structural and color differences of microscopic specimens, to include hue, shading, and intensity.
      4. Distinguish color in reading color changes associated with chemical/biochemical reactions.
      5. Differentiate by touch, hotness/coldness, wetness/dryness, and hardness/softness for safety purposes.
  2. Communication:
    1. Students should be able to speak intelligibly, hear sufficiently, elicit and transmit information in oral and written format to members of the research/healthcare team, and communicate effectively with instructors and other students.
    2. They must possess demonstrated reading skills at a level sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and follow laboratory procedures.
    3. They must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  3. Motor Function:
    1. Students must have functional sensory and motor skills to directly perform laboratory tests on body fluids, cells, and products.
    2. They must have sufficient motor function to utilize laboratory instruments.
    3. They must possess functional motor skills to demonstrate basic laboratory techniques.
    4. They must possess functional motor skills to perform procedures for collecting and processing biological specimens for analysis, including phlebotomy.
    5. They must comply with laboratory safety measures and regulations, and practice standard precautions against contamination with infectious pathogens (e.g. wearing personal protective equipment; working with sharp objects; and hazardous materials).
  4. Intellectual:
    1. Critical thinking is a necessary skill for laboratory personnel. Students must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information from various modalities to effectively perform laboratory tests.
    2. They must be able to integrate and relate laboratory data while making judgments about possible discrepancies, confirm abnormal results, verify quality control procedures, and develop solutions to problems concerning the generation of laboratory data.
    3. They must be able to accept and learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture and discussion, cooperative learning, small group activities, laboratory exercises and demonstrations, individual and group presentations, and the use of technology assisted learning.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes:
    1. Students must at all times demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment and promptly complete all responsibilities in the laboratory setting.
    2. They must perform problem solving skills in a timely manner.
    3. They must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads.
    4. They must be able to function effectively under stress.
    5. They must have the ability to display flexibility and adapt to changing environments.
    6. They must treat all instructors, students, and other members of the healthcare team with dignity and respect.
    7. They must demonstrate honesty, integrity, dedication, compassion, nondiscrimination, and motivation.
    8. They must be able to accept constructive criticism and respond appropriately with an acceptable modification of behavior.

SUNY Upstate Medical University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All applicants and students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admissions and training. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with a disability. However, the student is expected to perform these functions in a reasonably independent manner.

Medical Imaging Sciences

Medical Imaging Technologists are licensed healthcare professionals who produce diagnostic images of patients. Medical Imaging Technologists need to demonstrate academic standards as well as a core of technical standards to ensure competent imaging services are being delivered. All Medical Imaging Sciences applicants and Medical Imaging Sciences students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admission and training. Technical standards must be met with or without reasonable accommodation.

Prospective Medical Imaging Sciences candidates and students are held accountable for the following technical standards:

  1. Observation:
    1. Students must have sufficient capacity to:
      1. Visualize information presented in digital images and images on film, video, or on paper.
      2. Observe laboratory and/or lecture demonstrations.
      3. Observe patients and accurately assess special needs.
  2. Communication:
    1. Students and candidates for admission should be able to speak intelligibly, hear sufficiently, elicit and transmit patient information in oral and written format to members of the healthcare team, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, and communicate effectively and sensitively with patients.
    2. They must possess demonstrated reading and writing skills at a level sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and provide clinical care to patients.
    3. They must possess effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  3. Sensory and Motor Skills:
    1. Students and candidates for admission must have functional sensory and motor skills to directly perform patient transfers, patient positioning, imaging equipment maneuvers and transport, handling of image receptors, and quality management procedures.
    2. They must possess functional sensory and motor skills to perform venipuncture and contrast media injections.
    3. They must possess functional sensory and motor skills to execute quick and purposeful movements required for imaging procedures performed on trauma patients and for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  4. Intellectual:
    1. Critical thinking is a necessary skill for Medical Imaging Technologists. Students and candidates for admission must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information to effectively generate diagnostic images and to provide optimal patient care.
    2. Students and candidates for admission must have the ability to comprehend spatial relationships of structures and three-dimensional models.
    3. They must be able to learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture, laboratory exercises, cooperative learning, small group activities, individual and group presentations, the use of technology assisted learning, online learning, and hands-on clinical practice.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes:
    1. Students and candidates for admission must at all times demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment, prompt completion of all responsibilities related to the generation of diagnostic images and to the provision of optimal patient care, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and their families.
    2. They must perform problem solving skills in a timely manner.
    3. They must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads.
    4. They must be able to function effectively under stress.
    5. They must have the ability to adapt to changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in an environment of uncertainty inherent in the practice of medical imaging procedures.
    6. They must treat all patients, families, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team with dignity and respect.
    7. They must demonstrate honesty, integrity, dedication, compassion, nondiscrimination, and motivation.
    8. They must be able to accept constructive criticism and respond appropriately with an acceptable modification of behavior.
    9. SUNY Upstate Medical University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All applicants and students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admissions and training. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with a disability. However, the student is expected to perform these functions in a reasonably independent manner.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists seek to prevent and remediate limitations in body structures and functions, activity limitations and participation restrictions; maintain and promote fitness, health, and quality of life; and to ensure availability, accessibility, and excellence in the delivery of physical therapy services to the patient.

Students in the Physical Therapy Education program are held accountable for the following technical standards:

  1. Acquire and accurately interpret information from demonstrations and experiences in the basic and clinical sciences, including but not limited to information conveyed through laboratory dissection, physiologic demonstrations, and physical demonstrations at a distance and close at hand.
  2. Acquire and accurately interpret information from written documents and identify information presented in images from paper, videos, transparencies, slides, computer monitors, and other types of visual and auditory displays.
  3. Accurately elicit from a patient, a history and other information required to adequately and effectively evaluate a patient’s condition.
  4. Select and perform examinations of aerobic capacity, gait and balance, integumentary integrity, joint integrity, motor function, muscle performance, neuromotor development, pain, posture, range of motion, reflexes, self-care, sensory integrity, ventilation, respiration, and circulation while maintaining the safety of the patient, oneself, and others nearby.
  5. Use and interpret information from all diagnostic maneuvers (e.g. observation, palpation, auscultation, manipulation of equipment, movement of a patient's entire body or portions of a patient's body) during a comprehensive physical therapy exam.
  6. Synthesize information to develop a plan of care for patients.
  7. Problem solve and critically think in order to manage all aspects of the physical therapy care of patients.
  8. Safely perform interventions including but not limited to therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy, debridement and wound care, physical agents, electrotherapeutic modalities and the prescription, application and fabrication of assistive/supportive/protective devices.
  9. Demonstrate reading, writing, and verbal skills in the English language sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and provide clinical care to patients and clients in a variety of classroom and clinical settings.
  10. Communicate effectively, sensitively, and efficiently in oral, written, and nonverbal modes with faculty, patients, families, and all members of the healthcare team about a patient’s condition.
  11. Develop effective, professional relationships with faculty, patients and families, peers, and relevant others in a manner that consistently demonstrates accountability, compassion, and integrity.
  12. Utilize intellectual ability, demonstrate emotional stability, and exercise sound judgment in urgent and emergency situations, as well as in a variety of situations and environments, including but not limited to circumstances of stress, uncertainty, and taxing workloads.

Physician Assistant

Physician assistants are licensed health care providers who provide medical care to patients under the supervision of a licensed physician. As physician extenders, physician assistants need to demonstrate academic standards as well as a core of technical standards to ensure competent health care is being delivered. All physician assistant applicants and physician assistant students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admission and training. Prospective Physician assistant candidates and students are held accountable for the following technical standards and these technical standards must be met with or without reasonable accommodation.

Technical Standards:

  1. Observation
    1. Students and candidates for admission must have sufficient visual capacity to:
      1. visualize information presented in images from paper, slides, and video
      2. observe laboratory and/or lecture demonstrations
      3. observe patients accurately at a distance, and close at hand, with or without standard medical equipment
  2. Communication
    1. Students and candidates for admission should be able to speak intelligibly, hear sufficiently, elicit and transmit patient information in oral and written format to members of the healthcare team, describe changes in mood, activity, and posture, and communicate effectively and sensitively with patients.
    2. They must possess demonstrated reading skills at a level sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and provide clinical care to patients.
    3. They must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
  3. Sensory and Motor Function
    1. Students and candidates for admission must have functional sensory and motor skills to directly perform palpation, percussion, auscultation, and other diagnostic maneuvers that assist in the physical evaluation of a patient.
    2. They must have sufficient motor function to utilize diagnostic instruments.
    3. They must possess functional motor skills to demonstrate basic laboratory techniques involving cadaver dissection, urinalysis, pulmonary function testing, and obtaining electrocardiographs.
    4. They must possess functional motor skills to demonstrate common clinical procedures including phlebotomy, intravenous catheter placement, injections, suturing, foley catheter placement, nasogastric tube placement, lumbar puncture, and intubation.
    5. They must possess functional sensory and motor skills to execute quick and purposeful movements during emergency treatment of patients. Emergency procedures include intubation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, application of pressure to control bleeding, administration of intravenous medication, and the performance of simple obstetrical maneuvers.
  4. Intellectual
    1. Critical thinking is a necessary skill for physician assistants. Students and candidates for admission must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information from various modalities to effectively evaluate and treat patients.
    2. Students and candidates for admission must have the ability to comprehend spatial relationships of structures and three-dimensional models.
    3. They must be able to accept and learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture, cooperative learning, small group activities, laboratory exercises, individual and group presentations, and the use of technology assisted learning.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes
    1. Students and candidates for admission must at all times demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment, prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients.
    2. They must perform problem solving skills in a timely manner.
    3. They must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads.
    4. They must be able to function effectively under stress.
    5. They must have the ability to adapt to changing environment, display flexibility, and learn to function in an environment of uncertainty inherent in the clinical practice of medicine.
    6. They must treat all patients, families, colleagues, and other members of the health care team with dignity and respect.
    7. They must demonstrate honesty, integrity, dedication, compassion, nondiscrimination, and motivation.
    8. They must be able to accept constructive criticism and respond appropriately with an acceptable modification of behavior.

Upstate Medical University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All applicants and students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admissions and training. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with a disability. However, the student is expected to perform these functions in a reasonably independent manner.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapists are highly specialized members of the oncology health professional team who utilize beams of ionizing radiation produced by various specialized units to treat patients with malignant diseases.

Radiation Therapy students are held accountable for the following technical standards:

  1. Observation:
    1. Students must have sufficient visual capacity to:
      1. Visualize information presented in images on paper, computer monitors, slides, and video.
      2. Observe laboratory and/or lecture demonstrations.
      3. Observe patients accurately at a distance, close at hand, and on a video monitor.
      4. Observe treatment set up lights and lasers in a darkened treatment or simulation room.
      5. Distinguish between red and green colors.
  2. Communication:
    1. Students must be able to speak intelligibly, hear sufficiently, elicit and transmit patient information in oral and written format to members of the healthcare team, and communicate effectively and sensitively with patients.
    2. They must demonstrate reading skills at a level sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and provide clinical care to patients.
    3. They must possess verbal and written communication skills in the English language sufficient to effectively communicate with other members of the healthcare team and patients.
  3. Sensory and Motor Function:
    1. Students must have the functional sensory and motor skills to directly perform the physical set up of patients for treatment.
    2. They must have sufficient motor function to safely and accurately manipulate the treatment and simulation machines and accessory devices.
    3. They must possess functional sensory and motor skills to execute quick and purposeful movements during emergency treatment of patients.
  4. Intellectual:
    1. Critical thinking is a necessary skill for radiation therapists, so students must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information from various modalities to effectively treat patients.
    2. They must have the ability to comprehend spatial relationships of structures and three-dimensional images.
    3. They must be able to accept and learn through a variety of teaching modalities including classroom lecture, cooperative learning, online, small group activities, laboratory exercises, individual and group presentations, and the use of technology assisted learning.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes:
    1. Students must at all times demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment, prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the care and treatment of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and other members of the healthcare team. They must:
      1. Problem solve in a timely manner.
      2. Tolerate physically taxing workloads.
      3. Function effectively under stress.
      4. Have the ability to adapt to changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in an environment of uncertainty inherent in the clinical practice of radiation therapy.
      5. Treat all patients, families, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team with dignity and respect.
      6. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, dedication, compassion, nondiscrimination, and motivation.
      7. Be able to accept constructive criticism and respond appropriately with an acceptable modification of behavior.

SUNY Upstate Medical University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All applicants and students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admissions and training. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with a disability. However, the student is expected to perform these functions in a reasonably independent manner.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy is a life-supporting, life enhancing, health care profession practiced under medical direction. Respiratory Therapy services provided to patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system include: diagnostic testing, therapeutics, monitoring, and rehabilitation.

Respiratory Therapy students are held accountable for the following technical standards:

  1. Observation:
    1. Students must
    2. have sufficient visual capacity to:
      1. Visualize information presented in images on paper, computer monitors, slides, and video.
      2. Observe laboratory, clinical and/or lecture demonstrations.
      3. Observe patients accurately at a distance, close at hand, and on a video monitor.
  2. Communication:
    1. Students must demonstrate reading skills at a level sufficient to accomplish curricular requirements and provide clinical care to patients.
    2. Students and candidates for admission must speak intelligibly and hear sufficiently possessing verbal and written communication skills in the English language sufficient to elicit and transmit patient information in oral and written format to members of the healthcare team, effectively communicate with other members of the healthcare team, family, and patients effectively and sensitively as well as describe, assess, and record changes in patients' mood, activity, posture, physical appearance, and physiologic parameters.
  3. Sensory and Motor Function:
    1. Students must have the functional sensory and motor skills to directly perform the physical set up and use of equipment and patients for treatment and appropriate diagnostic testing such as aerosol therapy, mechanical ventilation , arterial blood gas puncture and analysis, and complete pulmonary function testing.
    2. Students must possess functional sensory and motor skills to execute quick, purposeful and appropriate movements during all instances of patient treatment interventions and diagnostic testing particularly in emergent/critical care settings such as intubation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and administration of medication by various routes.
    3. Students must detect and respond appropriately to malfunctions in medical equipment. (e.g. leaking air and safety alarms.)
    4. Students and candidates for admission must have functional sensory and motor skills to directly perform inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and other diagnostic maneuvers that assist in the physical evaluation of the patient.
    5. Students must practice in a safe and effective manner following appropriate rules, regulations, and guidelines for safe , effective, and professional clinical practice (e.g. following standard precautions).
    6. Students must accurately elicit from a patient a medical history and other information required to adequately and effectively evaluate a patient's cardiopulmonary condition.
    7. Students must have the physical ability to transport both patients and related medical equipment in safe and efficient manner.
  4. Intellectual:
    1. Critical thinking is a necessary skill for respiratory therapists, so students and candidates for admission must have the intellectual capacity to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize information from various modalities, test results, monitoring equipment, and patient information to effectively treat and assist in the diagnosis and management of patients.
    2. Students must have the ability to comprehend spatial relationships of structures and various monitoring and diagnostic imaging.
    3. Students must be able to accept and learn through a variety of teaching and learning modalities including classroom lecture, cooperative learning, online, small group activities, laboratory exercises, individual and group presentations, simulation and the use of technology assisted learning.
  5. Behavioral and Social Attributes:
    1. Students and candidates for admissions must demonstrate the emotional stability to be able to exercise good judgment, prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the care and treatment of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and other members of the healthcare team. Student must:
      1. Problem solve in a timely manner.
      2. Tolerate physically taxing workloads.
      3. Function effectively under stress.
      4. Have the ability to adapt to changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in an environment of uncertainty inherent in the clinical practice of respiratory therapy.
      5. Treat all patients, families, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team with dignity and respect.
      6. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, dedication, compassion, non-discrimination, and motivation.
      7. Be able to accept constructive criticism and respond appropriately with an acceptable modification of behavior.

SUNY Upstate Medical University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All applicants and students are held to the same academic and technical standards of admissions and training. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with a disability. However, the student is expected to perform these functions in a reasonably independent manner.