Former UC medical student loses discrimination case
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 13, 2004
A federal appeals court recently found the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine did not discriminate when it denied a medical student extra accommodations.
According to the lawsuit, the school had been giving Andrew H.K. Wong several weeks off to read ahead but eventually denied his request for an eight-week reading period prior to his pediatrics rotation. Wong failed the clerkship and was dismissed from the school. Wong's suit said he had a learning disability.
A panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco upheld a decision that Wong's past success demonstrated he did not need accommodations.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/09/13/prbf0913.htm.