Just a quick question for all of you students in med school. I am color blind and not just the red/green variety of 30% of all males. I have fairly complete color blindness (or so the eye doctor tells me). It is an interesting concept because to me it appears that I see an entire spectrum of colors, but that is explained to me as different shades of black adn white. Well back to the point, my sophmore year my dad asked me if this was going to have an affect on my capacity to be a doctor. I honestly had never given it much thought. When I asked my advisor he didnt know either. He called KU med school and asked them and they said that they treated it as any other handicap and concessions would be made to help me with any problems. My question is what affect is this going to have on my studies. I had a terrible time in patho lab. It was one of my only B's but to be honest I was glad to get the B. The slides all seemed to look the same(not everything but certain pathogens that could be differentiated by color such as the glucose/sucrose/litmus milk ect). Can you think of a practical way that they will be able to facilitate this problem? Probably more importantly I want to know how this will will affect me as a practicing doctor. My aspiration is to become a family physician so it may have less of an impact than other areas. Any input would be appreciated.