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    I am apparently psychotic... which I don't believe. Let's just say I have a few symptoms of psychosis. Anyway, if I was to get an interview how can I come across as not being psychotic? I need to be honest about my condition without making the interviewees scared and think 'oh they're not ready or fit to study medicine'.

    Shall I be honest and say I still am paranoid and have voices or is it best to say I have x condition but I am fine... which they will probably pick up on as being false.
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    (Original post by 1lastchance)
    I am apparently psychotic... which I don't believe. Let's just say I have a few symptoms of psychosis. Anyway, if I was to get an interview how can I come across as not being psychotic? I need to be honest about my condition without making the interviewees scared and think 'oh they're not ready or fit to study medicine'.

    Shall I be honest and say I still am paranoid and have voices or is it best to say I have x condition but I am fine... which they will probably pick up on as being false.
    I developed depressive psychosis over the past few months, but I can't really see any need to just mention it out of the blue at an interview. You will probably need to raise it with the Medical School (and should do so) but if it's well controlled, it should be fine. It's not for me to say if you'd be fit to practise Medicine, however, as I don't know your situation but either way, as long as you raise it with Occupational Health or something, I see no reason to need to mention it at interview.
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    I agree with usycool1 that it is not something you need to raise at interview. It is absolutely something you will need to declare to the medical school before taking up a place. You are will almost certainly be asked about this explicitly but, even if you are not, should make the disclosure voluntarily. Whether or not it impacts on your ability to take up the place will depend on many things but it's likely that uncontrolled symptoms and a question mark hanging over your degree of insight will contribute to that decision.
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    (Original post by 1lastchance)
    I am apparently psychotic... which I don't believe. Let's just say I have a few symptoms of psychosis. Anyway, if I was to get an interview how can I come across as not being psychotic? I need to be honest about my condition without making the interviewees scared and think 'oh they're not ready or fit to study medicine'.

    Shall I be honest and say I still am paranoid and have voices or is it best to say I have x condition but I am fine... which they will probably pick up on as being false.
    Once you have an offer most medical schools require you to fill some kind of occupational health form or a health declaration. Include it then. No need at interview.
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    I agree with usycool1 that it is not something you need to raise at interview.
 
 
 
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