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can you be color blind?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by msimonsen, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. msimonsen

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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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    I have no less than 3 classmates who are red-green colorblind. So, the answer is yes.
     
  4. 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?
     
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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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    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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    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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