Hi there, i'm starting my medicine course in 2023. However, I am a bit anxious about the occupational health assessment/check (fitness for practise). I do have a history of depression/anxiety and have been medicated for this in the past. Will I be rejected from my medical course or lose my place due to this? Are there any other medical students who had a history of mental health issues (anxiety/depression) and who are on medicine courses now?
I also have been in therapy for my mental health and am currently going to therapy now.
All in all: I am stable now and in a very good place mentally - i'm just concerned my history of mental health diagnoses on my NHS record will stop me from going to medical school due to stigma?