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Yes, blind people can go to medical school.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by leftmid, May 10, 2008.

  1. leftmid

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    He only got one B in med school.
     
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    This is an amazing story. But more importantly, his efforts and persistence are very respectable :)
     
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    How do you only get 1 B in medical school, but only be top 1/6 of the class though? I wonder how many straight A students there were!
     
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    I bet he was higher than top 1/6...maybe they just put 1/6 because i think thats what alot of school use for induction into AOA.
     
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    is he 100% blind or just legally/partially blind like the governor of NY? i don't understand how he can "observe" surgeries if he's completely blind.
     
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    He has a condition that gradually leads to blindness. Needed glasses by the age of two or four, and qualified for a cane at 16, I think.
     
  10. ZagDoc

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    Smart words.
     
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    I believe they said he graduated sixth in his class. So, he was probably 6/100+. That means that, if everyone above him had A's (which may/may not be the case) no more than 5 people could have had straight A's.
     
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    i wonder how he took the mcats. and better yet, how did he do on them?
     
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    It doesn't matter. He got into medical school. Like all applications, when you get what you're applying for the past no longer matters.
     
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    blueleaf is a cool name
     
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    April. 5, 2005

    And if you're tempted to post an article about Sho Yano, don't.
     
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    Something about this stood out...
    "An academic whiz, he graduated as valedictorian at the University of Notre Dame as a crowd of 10,000 gave him a standing ovation."

    That is really cool though. I'm surprised I haven't heard about that considering I've been living in Madison for years.
     
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    Why is that bolded?

    He's blind; not paralyzed.
     
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    Amazing story...
     
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    because he wouldn't be able to tell that they are standing
     
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    Great story, but would you really want a blind man intubating you or assisting in your surgery? Eek. He'll probably make a great psych.
     
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    i hope you aren't gonna be my doctor...
     
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    :rolleyes: he was just pointing out what the earlier poster meant. SDN is strung way too tight.
     

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