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Old 08-13-2012
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Question Color blindness and Residency?

i am colour blind but i can manage my daily activities effectively. is it okay joining into residency or there are any i can face any problems
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I am color blind too. It is common - more common than most people think, but many of those who are affected have mild disease and never find out. You will be fine, unless your disease affects your clinical examination (detection of mild jaundice, distinguishing between purple vs blue discoloration, things like that). Don't even mention it. BTW this is probably not the right forum to ask this question.
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Originally Posted by JesiJames View Post
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 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
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