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My question is simple, can you be a color blind medical doctor? I want to try my hand in everything, surgery, internal med, etc... I just want to know if being color blind is a disqualification in any way.
 

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My question is simple, can you be a color blind medical doctor? I want to try my hand in everything, surgery, internal med, etc... I just want to know if being color blind is a disqualification in any way.
I have no less than 3 classmates who are red-green colorblind. So, the answer is yes.
 
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ar2388

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i dont think you will encounter much green in the human body :) so red/green is not a big deal i think.

what kind of colorblindness do you have?
 

fizzle

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I was just thinking...red/green color-blindedness would suck if you were a biologist, since so many procedures involving fluorescence depend on the colors red and green :p
 

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i dont think you will encounter much green in the human body :) so red/green is not a big deal i think.

what kind of colorblindness do you have?
Was just assuming OP has a more common "color blindness" vs extremely rare variants (total color blindness, etc).

Also, wait until you see the gallbladder ;)
 

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My question is simple, can you be a color blind medical doctor? I want to try my hand in everything, surgery, internal med, etc... I just want to know if being color blind is a disqualification in any way.
Am I the only one who thought, based on the title of the thread, that this would be a discussion about URMs and adcoms? (I know, I'm horrible)
 
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