Hi, after applying to a medical school I was sent an adversity form asking if there had been any circumstances that have hindered my ability to study and sit exams (family death, illness etc). I suffer from a hereditary form of insomnia that I have had since I was a child and have always managed to cope However in the past year (likely due to stress) it has gotten harder to control and is impacting my school work. For the first time I had a seizure like thing a day before my UKCAT exam which according to my doctor was brought on by sleep deprivation. Although this affected my exam, I don't know if I should mention this on the form as it may not be relevant or considered a substantial adverse circumstance and may even put me in a negative light. Should I mention it?
Thanks so much
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- Thread Starter
- 22-10-2017 23:29
- 23-10-2017 12:51
I would definitely mention it - they can evaluate its use but its always best to mention
I don't think medical schools are legally allowed to negatively view candidates because of pre-existing conditions so I wouldn't worry about being seen in a negative light. I've had a transplant and basically just had to have 1 meeting with Occy health and told to use my common sense.
Good luck with your application and I hope you remain seizure-free!