Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Learning disabilities and medical students

Last week, a story appeared about a former medical student who was suing St. Louis University medical school. Here's a snippet from the story titled, "SLU is sued by ex-med student with learning disability":

St. Louis University's medical school is being sued by a former student with a learning disability who says he wasn't given enough time to complete tests.

The lawsuit, claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, was filed last week in federal court in St. Louis on behalf of the student, who was identified as John Doe. The lawsuit says the student was kicked out of the SLU medical school after failing multiple timed tests required to progress through school.

The lawsuit says the student, who attended from 2002 to 2011, was diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 2009. The student did well on course work, but earned multiple failing grades on a host of standard tests, according to the suit.

You can read more here.

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