Technical Standards are defined by the Owens Community College Medical Assisting Faculty as the functional abilities determined to be essential to the practice of medical assisting. Medical assistants are multiskilled allied health care professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics and group practices. These can perform administrative and clinical procedures.
The purpose of this document is to notify prospective medical assisting students of these technical standards to enable them to make an informed decision regarding enrollment in the medical assisting program at Owens Community College.
The delivery of safe, effective patient care requires that students be able to perform functions related to the Technical Standards. The inability of a student to perform these functions may result in the student being unable to meet course objectives and to progress in the medical assisting program. Additionally, if a student is unable to perform these required functions, the student may pose a risk of harm to the patient(s) for whom care is provided.
The following chart outlines the Technical Standards and the related functions required by the Owens Community College Medical Assisting Program: