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    Hi all,

    I'm applying for grad entry medicine next October. I'm studying health sciences with the open university and working full time for my moms courier business. I thought about being a dr seriously at 18. I have a-levels in maths, physics and biology, all at grade b. General studies E, although I got 98% in the power exam. AS chemistry - b.

    I went to ucl to do astrophysics but dropped out, got sectioned and was in and out of full time education and in and out of hospital until i lost my full time funding. I then tried natural sciences twice and maths and physics with the ou, but it didnt work out.

    See, health is the only thing i can get going for.

    I tried mental health nursing and passed the first year of the diploma but couldnt stand psychiatry so left.

    I want to be an a and e dr. The courier business is stressful and i feel with clozapine and a healthy lifestyle, I can do it. Im on a very low dose of depixol and my short term memory is fine.

    Does anybody on here know of any drs with schizophrenia? I shadowed a psychiatrist and he had a dr with schizophrenia on clozapine. I also nursed a depressed gp on one of my placements but dont know the full histories and dont know how it all works.

    I flew to turkey to infiltrate a mosque last year around this time and now prevent are safeguarding me (thought i was a government spy).

    I also have a conditional discharge for common assault. This was a domestic incident in which i was kicked out for drinking. i used to drink heavily on haloperidol for restlessness.
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    (Original post by schizodoc)
    Hi all,

    I'm applying for grad entry medicine next October. I'm studying health sciences with the open university and working full time for my moms courier business. I thought about being a dr seriously at 18. I have a-levels in maths, physics and biology, all at grade b. General studies E, although I got 98% in the power exam. AS chemistry - b.

    I went to ucl to do astrophysics but dropped out, got sectioned and was in and out of full time education and in and out of hospital until i lost my full time funding. I then tried natural sciences twice and maths and physics with the ou, but it didnt work out.

    See, health is the only thing i can get going for.

    I tried mental health nursing and passed the first year of the diploma but couldnt stand psychiatry so left.

    I want to be an a and e dr. The courier business is stressful and i feel with clozapine and a healthy lifestyle, I can do it. Im on a very low dose of depixol and my short term memory is fine.

    Does anybody on here know of any drs with schizophrenia? I shadowed a psychiatrist and he had a dr with schizophrenia on clozapine. I also nursed a depressed gp on one of my placements but dont know the full histories and dont know how it all works.

    I flew to turkey to infiltrate a mosque last year around this time and now prevent are safeguarding me (thought i was a government spy).

    I also have a conditional discharge for common assault. This was a domestic incident in which i was kicked out for drinking. i used to drink heavily on haloperidol for restlessness.
    Plenty of doctors and medical students have mental health conditions. I myself (although I'm not yet a doctor - still a Medical Student) was admit into a psychiatric inpatient unit at the end of my first year and I have never been asked to leave because of that. I don't have schizophrenia but had a brief period of bad psychosis as a result of something else but again, it hasn't ever been used against me.

    What IS important, however, is to show the Medical School that you are aware of your own illness and to show that you are getting the appropriate help for it. It is important to be open with them so that they can help you when you need it, and so that you can show them that you are dealing with it in a 'professional' way.

    I can't comment on the rest of your post or give advice to your situation specifically - I can just say that in general, people don't get rejected solely on the basis that they have a mental illness. The only exception is if it is so severe that you put yourself or others at risk (although that is rare, from my understanding).
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Plenty of doctors and medical students have mental health conditions. I myself (although I'm not yet a doctor - still a Medical Student) was admit into a psychiatric inpatient unit at the end of my first year and I have never been asked to leave because of that. I don't have schizophrenia but had a brief period of bad psychosis as a result of something else but again, it hasn't ever been used against me.

    What IS important, however, is to show the Medical School that you are aware of your own illness and to show that you are getting the appropriate help for it. It is important to be open with them so that they can help you when you need it, and so that you can show them that you are dealing with it in a 'professional' way.

    I can't comment on the rest of your post or give advice to your situation specifically - I can just say that in general, people don't get rejected solely on the basis that they have a mental illness. The only exception is if it is so severe that you put yourself or others at risk (although that is rare, from my understanding).
    Thanks usycool. My psychiatrist keeps going on about selection tests. i think hes referring to section 4 of the ukcat. he keeps mentioning harold shipmans name as well. did you face any opposition from any of your mental health workers?
 
 
 
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