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    Does anybody know if a diagnosis of MS (relapsing/remmiting) would be a bar to studying medicine?
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    Um, I'm not a 100% sure on this, but you're definitely going to encounter difficulties! Are you sure you want to put yourself through a tough course and tiring hours when you're goign to be feeling awful anyway? And then even if given the clear to study, knowing you will only get a few years or whatever actual working time?
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    It probably won't bar you, but I don't think it's a good idea to do so.
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    Probably not the best idea, and places may be reluctant to take you, but if you really are that mad good luck with your application.
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    why do u wanna be a doc in the first place?
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    (Original post by happyfeet)
    Does anybody know if a diagnosis of MS (relapsing/remmiting) would be a bar to studying medicine?
    It is up to Occupational Health and their individual assesment. There is no official rule that would bar you from med school just on the basis of being diagnosed with MS.

    I would think carefully about it and talk to the team looking after you. They will be better placed to offer advice.

    There is a lot of advice available online:
    http://www.bma.org.uk/employmentandc...nts.jsp?page=1
    http://www.hope4medics.co.uk/homepage.php
    http://www.support4doctors.org/advice.asp?id=217

    BMJ published an article written by med student with MS that you may find intresting: http://archive.student.bmj.com/issues/07/01/life/30.php

    Good luck.

    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    Um, I'm not a 100% sure on this, but you're definitely going to encounter difficulties! Are you sure you want to put yourself through a tough course and tiring hours when you're goign to be feeling awful anyway? And then even if given the clear to study, knowing you will only get a few years or whatever actual working time?
    That is a bit of a dark picture to paint for somone. :woo: Many people with MS will go on for many years between relapses pretty much asymptomatic.
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    (Original post by belis)
    http://archive.student.bmj.com/issues/07/01/life/30.php

    Good luck.



    That is a bit of a dark picture to paint for somone. :woo: Many people with MS will go on for many years between relapses pretty much asymptomatic.
    That last article was interesting. I did however get the impression from "The lessons I have been taught about breaking bad news are very important and should not be taken lightly" that she thinks she shared them in the article. Did I miss something?
 
 
 
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