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but is not limited to the ability to observe a peer partner and patient at varying distances, being
               able to interpret diagnostic reports such as electrocardiograms and diagnostic imaging, and
               perform tasks in a setting which may have visual distractions, such as crowds.  Observation
               includes non-verbal communication and is enhanced by the functional use of the sense of smell.
               Hearing:  Candidates and learners must have sufficient auditory ability to monitor and assess
               peer partners and patients for the purposes of acquiring necessary health information and
               working as a team in educational and health care settings.  This includes skills such as
               auscultation, listening to monitors, and responding to verbal calls for assistance in urgent health
               care situations.  Candidates are expected to be able to perform skills where there is background
               noise.
               Tactile: Candidates and learners must have sufficient tactile sensory and proprioceptive abilities
               for the purposes of both gathering data in physical examinations and for practicing and
               performing medical procedures safely.  This includes clinical skills such as palpation and
               percussion.

               Motor Skills
               Candidates and learners should have motor function to coordinate both gross and fine motor
               movements, maintain equilibrium, and have functional use of the senses of touch, hearing and
               vision in an educational and clinical setting.  This includes sufficient postural control and eye-
               hand coordination to perform clinical skills and tasks.  Candidates and learners should be able to
               execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general and emergency care to
               patients.  This includes being able to safely and independently lift 20 pounds and work with a
               health care team in lifting or positioning patients.  Other activities which require sufficient motor
               activities include, but are not limited to: cardiopulmonary resuscitation, administration of
               intravenous medication, the application of pressure to stop bleeding, the opening of obstructed
               airways, the suturing of wounds, the performance of obstetrical maneuvers and performance of
               osteopathic manipulative techniques.  Such actions require coordination of both gross and fine
               muscular movements, equilibrium and functional use of the senses of touch and vision.

               Intellectual
               Candidates and learners must be able to conceptualize, integrate and qualitatively analyze
               information derived empirically and rationally.  This includes abilities to reason, calculate,
               analyze, measure and synthesize information in a variety of settings, including those which may
               be urgent with increased transient stress and distractions.  Candidates and learners must
               demonstrate ability to comprehend three-dimensional relationships, and to understand spatial
               relationships, including anatomical structures.

               Communication
               Candidates and learners should be able to communicate effectively, efficiently and in a sensitive
               manner both verbally and non-verbally in order to interact with all members in both educational
               and clinical settings.  Verbal communication includes speaking, reading and writing.  English is
               the primary language used for all educational activities, including educational and clinical
               settings and candidates and learners must be able to communicate verbally, in writing, and by
               reading in English. Non-verbal communication includes those perceived behaviors, movements,
               postures and other physical characteristics which are interpreted as well as performed by the
               candidate and learner.



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