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How Should Medical Schools Respond to Students with Dyslexia?

Overview of attention for article published in The AMA Journal of Ethic, October 2016
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Title
How Should Medical Schools Respond to Students with Dyslexia?
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, October 2016
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.10.ecas1-1610
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Abstract

We examine the dilemmas faced by a medical student with dyslexia who wonders whether he should "out" himself to faculty to receive the accommodations entitled by federal law. We first discuss scientific evidence on dyslexia's prevalence, unexpected nature, and neurobiology. We then examine the experiences of medical students who have revealed their dyslexia to illustrate the point that, far too often, attending physicians who know little about dyslexia can misperceive the motives or behavior of students with dyslexia. Because ignorance and misperception of dyslexia can result in bias against students with dyslexia, we strongly recommend a mandatory course for faculty that provides a basic scientific and clinical overview of dyslexia to facilitate greater understanding of dyslexia and support for students with dyslexia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 25 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 28%
Other 5 20%
Student > Master 5 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 32%
Psychology 4 16%
Neuroscience 3 12%
Social Sciences 3 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 4 16%