Originally Posted by DocEspana
1. Do not seek legal advice. You will lose. As you saw. Huge legal history on the matter where physical injury and AD(H)D do not deserve accommodations and the NBME/NBOME are actively attempting to stop the MCAT from allowing these accommodations to happen on their test. Waste of time and money. Schools always win these suits unless there is proof of some sort of discrimination because of a group you belong to (and learning disorder doesnt count. Needs to be a census group).
2. Do you really think you need to meet with a learning specialist? My suggest is get out of medicine (more on that below). Learning specialist seems like a waste of money to me. I buy into the medical school catch 22 defense that if you were able to make it into medical school you clearly are not disabled enough to deserve special treatment, and if you are unable to cut it once in medical school you're clearly too disabled to be a physician. I dont suggest you try again, so i dont suggest you waste your time and money trying to pin down "what went wrong" and obsessing over it, and instead move on with your life
3.Absolutely do not take it a 4th time. Most states and schools have a 3 strikes rule. You wont be accepted by any school that I can think of (likely there are a few that dont follow the 3 strikes law, but I cant see you having enough of a redeeming quality for them to buy in on you. Just being honest). And there will be a mess of states you wont be allowed to train/practice in.
4. see answer #3. (and #2 for that matter). Get out of the medical field. Its not for you. Become a drug rep. My favorite drug reps are people who were either dropped from medical school in their third year, or people who couldnt match at all after getting the degree. They are amazingly well spoken, they know their crap, and they climb the ladder very quickly within the drug rep ranks. Its a lucrative career and one that seeks out people like you specifically.
I'm sorry to be blunt. But I do not believe in coddling or sugar coating it. You don't belong in medicine unless there is some big secret youre hiding from us that totally redeems you. Swallow the defeat and turn the lemons into lemonade by turning your highly desired pre-clinical education into a rapidly rising career in pharma or even doing drug research
Normally I would say keep trying there is always a way! But, I have to admit, I agree with DocEspana...it seems unlikely that another school would accept you with 3 failed attempts at boards and 2 failing grades during the pre-clinical years. It just seems like an insurmountable obstacle. Even if you did get in somewhere I think you would have a really really hard time matching, and then you would be even more in debt and invested and I think it would be even more devastating. I really am not trying to be mean or negative, I just honestly think at this point it would be a waste emotionally and financially to keep trying to go down this road. However, I hope, if you do decide to keep trying, that is all works out for you! Keep us updated as it may help others who are in your situation.