News Excerpt: "California's Superior Court of Alameda County ruled in October that the Assn. of American Medical Colleges, which administers the MCAT, must use the state's broader version of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when determining if people diagnosed with learning disorders such as dyslexia or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are entitled to special accommodations."
AAMC plans to appeal, but the ruling will be a valuable one for many talented physicians-to-be who previously faced discrimination on MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). Hey AAMC, why not make the test untimed for everyone? Would the AAMC have blocked dyslexic surgeon Harvey Cushing?
Ruling: MCAT must adapt for LD's
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