Friday, April 01, 2005

Problems Getting Test Accommodations for Gifted Dyslexics in Medical School

Here are some recent links we came across for a medical student fighting to obtain accommodations for dyslexia. Graduate school tests often are do not provide accommodations for students with disabilities. Several lawsuits are making their way through the court system.

There have been many famous dyslexic physicians throughout history - in the medical field these have included Harvey Cushing (father of neurosurgery), Carl Jung, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many chairmen of medical departments. Unfortunately at the graduate school level, accommodations appear to be given somewhat erratically, and students and their families may have to be prepared to do battle.

University and Graduate Students with LDs
Resources for Dyslexics in Medical Field
Dyslexic Physicians
Dyslexia Colleges
Dyslexia College
Learning Disabilities OnLine: LD In-Depth: College Students and Disability Law
AAMC sued over medical school admission exam

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