Can i be a doctor if i have tourettes syndromeWatch this thread
i want to apply for medicine but will tourettes syndrome be detrimental to my application (and would it cause me too many difficulties further down the line).
((i am already aware that surgery wouldnt be ideal with my finger clicking and therefore would not be specialising in this area.))
It's perfectly possible to be a surgeon and have Tourette's. Dr Doran's story while rare is far from unique, it takes adaption but it is possible. Also being a doctor means that you have options beyond the operating theatre, you can be an anaesthetist, GP, cardiologist (the list goes on)- all of which are crucial roles, all doctors and all far from the operating theatre.
If you want to be a doctor, TS is not an obstacle- if anything it is something that makes you stronger and more emphatic towards your patients