planning to go to med school
Mar 24, 2005
i have been poz for 2 years now and after dealing with neuropathy and anemia since that time i am now on a good cocktail of meds that have hardly any side effects (sustiva, viread, epivir). since i plan to go into medicine in a couple of years 1) do i have to disclose my status, and 2) do med schools accommodate for this disability if for some reason the side effects rear their ugly heads again?
Response from Ms. Breuer
No, you don't have to disclose your status during med school application procedures--or afterwards, if accepted.
Each school's policy on accommodation would be its own, within the bounds of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I'd encourage you to contact the office of student disability issues (it may not have quite that name, but a good campus directory should get you there) and ask general questions as part of your application process.
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