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Studying with dyslexia

Studying in a competitive field such as medicine can be a daunting challenge. For individuals with a learning disability, such as dyslexia, the ability to cope with the transition to an independent learning style can carry additional difficulties.

However, it is important to remember that dyslexia is not a barrier to becoming a doctor and these difficulties can be overcome with appropriate support.

These guidelines aim to answer questions, provide information and quash myths. They are relevant for students already at or applying to, UK medical schools or for medical students who think that they may be dyslexic.

This guidance has been produced by the BMA Medical Students Committee and we welcome any comments or questions you may have. Please email us