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Many Medical Schools Seem Unwelcoming to Students with Disabilities; Accommodations Are Vague

February 19, 2016 / Source: Medical Daily

Students all across the country dream of attending medical school and becoming doctors. Though there are challenges for all of these students to overcome on the road to becoming an MD, students with disabilities face many unique obstacles.

According to a new study, only a third of schools said outright that they would accept a qualified student with a disability, and another had offered only "vague" information about who they would accept. The researchers found that even if schools would consider an application from students with disabilities and offer them assistance as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, students couldn't easily deduce that information from the school's website.

Original article in Medical Daily

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