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New Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 19, 2004
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?


Screw the GST
Lifetime Donor
15+ Year Member
Nov 24, 2002
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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