Blind Medical Student Earns M.D.

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    fantastic story, not surprising with his attitude and dedication that he achieved this incredible milestone

     
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    :bow3: amazing for him, but I really would not want him operating on me. I'm no doctor, but have been in surgery and there are things one must "see" to deal with. what about even a skin rash? bruising? but hey, he got his degree, so props to him. (did I just say props?)
     
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    Remind me not to have surgery done by him. I mean im deffinately impressed that he got this far. i dont think id want him working on my brain or giving me plastic surgery.
     
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    He would have a very hard time diagnosing many illnesses as well. Visual perception is important to the diagnostic process.
     
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    PC equals death. If you're blind, skip the MD. Oh, wait. You can't read this website, so you can't take my advice. Cripes. Blind doctors are a bad idea for a thousand reasons. But we live in a society where cripples are heroes, no matter what, and no matter who they hurt. Sorry, but it's bullsheet.
     
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    To say nothing of the expense of adapting all medical equipment so the blind can use them. Nice accomplishment dude but please move on to your next challenge.
     
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    He could teach. And he can consult. its not like the degree is totally worthless. just almost worthless
     
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    What an inspiring story , thanks NATO for bringing it to our attention . It just shows how unhandicapped some people can be with what seems like overwhelming problems to deal with . I saw a guy interviewed on a show about the Pope . He had no arms , all the way up to the shoulders . He played guitar with his feet and did it very well . He was able to play for the Pope many years ago and received a Papal kiss .He said it was the thrill of a lifetime and has gone on to become a successful tourer at Christian venues all over the world . He is also married with a kid .
    Kind of makes me feel like an ass when I complain about a head cold .
     
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    Your welcome Sitarro.

    I disagree with those who think his degree (and his efforts) are useless. He could become a research MD, or a medical expert on the handicapped. AIDS, cancer, countless other diseases and disorders, all are problems he could put his tremendous mind and talent to work on.
     
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    I agree , obviously he wouldn't be a surgeon , surgery is quite specialized and even medical school graduates with eyesight will never operate on a patient .In the article there was talk of him getting into psychiatry . . . I'm sure he would excell at that and research .
     

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