Originally Posted by JesiJames
I am starting Psychiatry residency this July and I also have red green color blindness. I have done a LOT of research about this online and came up with the following conclusion - it does not matter ( in ANY field of medicine ). BUT, being the "paranoid pain in the butt" that I am , just wanted other people's opinion on this.
So, what do you guys say......do they even check for it ?, Should I volunteer this information to my program ?
you will not ever need to bring it up, you are being paranoid. however, it will come up at some point - at my preemployment physical before starting residency, I had all the routine stuff done (drug screen, ppd, etc) and during my visual screening I was tested for colorblindness... the nurse pointed it out and I told her I knew of course. since the it has never come up again
edit: in psych it will probably matter even less