After years of searching for answers to my pain, I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis during my second year of medical school. However, the joy of finally having a diagnosis quickly became overshadowed by the knowledge that I was now a part of the 1 in 4 female physicians who suffer from infertility. As a married 27-year-old future doctor with at least six more years of training, …
Post Author: Stephanie E. Moss
Stephanie E. Moss is a medical student.
I failed my Step 1 medical school board exam by 1 point. This was very hard for me to process, and I consistently wondered if I would have passed if I had just waited an additional week. This new challenge led me to reach out to a new resource: the disability office.
Never before had I considered my medical diagnosis of endometriosis and anxiety as a “disability.” I had obviously done …
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