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Question re temporary medical license....

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by iplanoo, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. iplanoo

    iplanoo New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
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    Following up on the thread regarding disclosing mutiple sclerosis to your residency director....

    The applications for temporary medical licenses ask if you have any chronic condition or illness (e.g. mental illness, alcohol/substance abuse, or chronic medical condition) that interferes with your execution of medical duties. The wording is vague. What about mental illnesses, like bipolar, which required hospitalizations and time off from preclinical education, but which has not been an issue for 3 or so years while performing the actual clinical work.....similar to what someone previously said about their friend who had bipolar but was treated.

    How would you advise someone here?
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  3. mdblue

    mdblue Senior Member
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    Oct 17, 2003
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    Nooooooo!!!!! :eek:
  4. Apollyon

    Apollyon Screw the GST
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    Nov 24, 2002
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    Some states are sick on labeling people. If you have any question on the application, consult a lawyer familiar with licensure, to have something to fall back on when you answer; otherwise, some of these states will ding you - hard - for "false information". Some medical boards want to punish mental illness (no matter how minor).

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