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* usmle for doctors who are differently abled
  sagar4usmle - 06/07/19 15:05
I am preparing for usmle step 1 for last 1 year.
I will be taking step 1 in Oct-Nov
How hard is it to success/match in USA for a non-IMG doctor with a disability.
Like B/L Mod Hearing Loss.
Intervention(surgery) was done which didnt help.
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* Re:usmle for doctors who are differently abled
  tata_box - 06/07/19 21:29
  People with disability are protected in US under disability act.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

A blind medical student Tim Cordes 2005 is now a medical doctor in University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Use google and search.

Forget about the disability for now. Focus on USMLE.

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* Re:usmle for doctors who are differently abled
  sagar4usmle - 06/08/19 00:32

Thanks for sharing the information and the inspiration.

I am working hard and pretty determined to overcome any obstacle and achieve my goal.
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* Disability is not a weakness.
  tata_box - 06/08/19 19:42
  You're welcome. I think you should use this to advance your chances for getting a residency in US.

Start looking for university hospitals for current clinical trials for hearing loss and contact every single of them for more information. Also ask them if you can enroll as subject for any clinical trials.
You can also pitch that you want to help developing a device or treatment for people with hearing loss.

Add this to your CV. Also do some research for hearing loss. There is new stem cell research conducted in US for hearing loss. There are device companies leading the way in Hearing Technology. Write to them and ask for sponsorship to work in US as researcher.

Hope this helps.

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