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- Jun 11, 2010
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I have a close family member who suffers from migraines, so I can empathize. If you have a track record of academic excellence, that will allay any Adcom worries.So I have a bit of a dilemma.
Ive suffered from chronic migraines my entire life so I’ve been a life long patient. I think this gives me a unique perspective as an aspiring physician that could be a feature of my personal statement. Not to mention I’ve had to work 10x harder than my peers to get where I am (resilience, drive, dedication, blah blah blah)
however- I don’t want to give them ANY reason to deny me. So I’m worried that they’ll see me as a liability. It’s probably technically illegal to reject me based on that alone but that doesn’t mean they won’t do it, consciously or unconsciously.
Wanted some input from the experts. Would my disability make you hesitant to accept me? Is the strength it presents worth taking that risk?
I suggest that if you get accepted to med school, that you discuss this with student services to arrive at some sort of accommodation plan in case your headaches become an issue.
You're aware that there are now a lot of new migraine meds that are available? If not, PM me. These pages are not for medical advice.