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  •  My severely ADHD husband went through (8+ / 0-)

    med school/chiropractic college.  He found help with the NYS vocational agency VESID, and because of his diagnosis was able to get extra time on some of the practical exams which were not always given in quiet settings.

    The negatives involved always being forced to go last in the practical exams, and this was a problem because the cadaver parts dried during the exam and were less recognizable and sometimes parts were moved by students who went ahead.  This also identified him to other students as having a "handicapping condition"

    During finals, going last identified him as handicapped to the examiners, who showed reluctance to pass him and made remarks about his inability to practice effectively.

    He was a remarkable chiro, with superb hands and an encyclopedic memory for diagnosis.  The ADHD interfered with his ability to manage a practice on his own, and after he crashed his own, he was able to work for an established practice quite well.

    He passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  The world lost one heck of a good doctor.

    I hope the school you will be attending has better educational practice when it comes to supporting an ADHD student.  Best of luck to you.

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. & http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Okiciyap

    by weck on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 06:29:47 PM PDT

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