disability

  1. E

    AMCAS Disadvantaged Disability

    Hi all! I am looking for some input on whether to write a disadvantaged statement for AMCAS. The guidelines they provide are fairly vague (which I assume is intentional) and I couldn't find any previous scenarios like mine. My Situation: I have a chronic illness which caused me to be disabled...
  2. G

    Severe Ampicillin Allergy - thoughts?

    Hi All, I’m one of the people that keeps positing about weird medical situations on this site. If I had to explain it all, I’d say that my body is on fire. I’ve always known I’ve had an ampicillin and amoxicillin allergy, (as well as mupericin, azythromycin, and erythromycin allergies.) I’m not...
  3. TheBadge24

    Can I be a surgeon with one-eye

    This question has been on my mind since I became motivated to go into medicine. I have had a permanently detached retina in my left eye since birth, leaving me completely single-sighted. I do have 20-20 vision in my right eye, and feel I have adapted with this mono-vision quite well. I actually...
  4. Z

    Deciding Disadvantaged

    Hi, I saw someone else just asked about deciding if you were disadvantaged or not. I have a question along with that. I know that you can disclose any learning blocks or disadvantages later on in the process. I have had mental illness since I was 7. It comes with its own issues, but I am...
  5. Waldeinsamkeit

    Learning Disability and Residency Application (Program director input welcome)

    Hello, I will be apply for residency in the not too distant future. I was wondering if I should disclose my disability (processing delay) on my residency application? I think it explains some of the weaker points in my application (ok grades, it takes my a lot longer to read and learn than my...
  6. K

    Schools with positive relationships with disability offices

    Hi everyone, Just to preface this, please keep conversations civil. I've searched and read many threads, and understand the general consensus is not to disclose a disability. I have talked to directors of disability services offices at top med schools, and it seems that even though their is a...
  7. Lynzie2Rescue

    I'm Sorry If This Has Been Asked and Answered...

    I have a disability not requiring a wheelchair yet. It's low back spasms. I jerked a loaded trailer to sit on hitch and since I have had these spasms regularly. Nothing physically wrong with my back except a Schmorl's Nodule and a pinched nerve. I spent holiday 2016 deciding what I really want...
  8. N

    True costs of *applying* to medical school

    I haven't been able to find a thread that directly addresses this so I'm posting but forgive me if this has already been discussed and point me in the right direction. Editing this for brevity. I've been told I need a car for med school, and haven't been able to save up much money for one. I...
  9. K

    What's my biggest (fixable) weakness right now?

    New to the site so please let me know if I'm lacking the right etiquette or posting in the wrong place. I'm trying to decide how best to concentrate my energy and finances to decide next steps. Stats/highlights: [GPA 3.49 (positive trend); MCAT 511] Undergrad - grad. 2011 with two majors...
  10. K

    MD At the point where I need to decide what boxes to check

    New to the site so please let me know if I'm lacking the right etiquette or posting in the wrong place. I'm trying to decide how best to concentrate my energy and finances for next steps. Stats/highlights: [GPA 3.49 (positive trend); MCAT 511] Undergrad - grad. 2011 with two majors...
  11. Baskerville98

    I'm a second year medical student with a service dog - AMA!

    Hi all, I'm opening up this AMA thread to encourage other med students/prospective students to advocate for themselves re: disabilities. I'm the first med student at my school to employ the use of a service animal and I want to share my experience. So please, ask away!
  12. N

    Give up or keep going, and where to apply?

    Apologies for what looks like double-posting but it's two separate issues. I'm in my last semester of post-bacc classes and have my MCAT scheduled and am all set to apply and am not sure I will be thrilled with months and months of absolute silence that follows, so I'm just going to list pros...
  13. P

    Pharmacy students with Disablity

    Hey everyone, I have ADHD, in undergrad I was accommodated longer times on exams. As a pharmacy student I'm scared to speak up and say I have ADHD and need longer time or accommodation. Do they look at you different? Like who wants a pharmacy student with ADHD and future potential mistakes. Am...
  14. Pathologist333

    General Surgery with RA

    I'm currently in the middle of my surgical clerkship, and I'm falling in love with this specialty. I enjoy nearly every aspect from clinic to consultations to post op management: but, there is nothing as gratifying as the OR. I wake up every morning tired, but with a smile. The problem is I have...
  15. J

    Disability Accomodation

    Hey guys, diagnosed ADHD since 7 here. For those who have taken the DAT with the ADA accommodation, what type of accommodations do they provide you with? Longer test time? If so how long? Thanks!
  16. E

    Group Disability Insurance conversion to individual

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to make everyone aware that a lot of hospital residencies are offering group disability insurance to residents that can be converted to your own individual policy with no medical underwriting, own-occupation, non-cancelable, guaranteed renewable and portable upon...
  17. E

    Disability Insurance Coverage Residency Conversion

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to make everyone aware that a lot of hospital residencies are offering group disability insurance to residents that can be converted to your own individual policy with no medical underwriting, own-occupation, non-cancelable, guaranteed renewable and portable upon...
  18. T

    HPSP, PTSD and Tinnitus Rating %20

    Currently I'm set on dental school, even right now I haven't even began pre-dental requisites and schooling. I got out of the Marine Corps 2014. I applied for disabilities with the VA 2015 and received %20. %10 for PTSD and %10 for tinnitus. I have not received any health care for either while...
  19. W

    Average GPA, Need Some Advice

    Hi All, Well I've been wandering around here for quite some time, (mainly late night searching GPA/MCAT averages and otherwise stressing myself out), but I've never posted, so if I make some mistakes, please feel free to let me know. I'm in my second year of college and could use a little...
  20. TallPreMed

    Should I disclose this impairment when I apply?

    Insomnia hits hard tonight and this has been on my mind for awhile! I have a visual impairment- congenital nystagmus (CN)- where essentially my eyes shake or are often described as "wobbly", which affects my vision slightly when it comes to extremely small writing (which many people struggle...
  21. L

    A disabled doctor? Is it possible?

    Basically, I'm preparing for my prerequisites right now and I'm worried that med school might be a waste of time because I'm disabled. I have a language processing problem, a visual impairment, a chronic pain condition, a seizure disorder, severe muscle weakness in my legs and syncope. If...
  22. M

    Please help, disabilities, vision requirements for specialties?

    Hey there, I am currently a senior year undergrad planning on attending medical school. I have an optic nerve condition with which I was born and it does not appear to be getting any worse overtime. However, my eyesight is only corrected to 20/70 in left and 20/60 in right eye. From what I've...