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Old 10-25-17, 05:18 PM
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Re: ? re: Canadians: Getting Accommodations for exams - University & GRE, etc.

I'm required to do shift work in my program, generally 12 hours in length and it's 24 hours/7 days a week. My psychiatrist wrote a formal letter that stated I can only do 8 hour shifts and no nights at this point to protect my health and then workplace accommodations were put in to effect.

In my case I also happen to have Bipolar 2 disorder making emotional regulation/sleep/set routines an absolute must with the stress of being a full time student. Once I graduate and have a reduction in my expected workload that will be bumped back up to 12's as tolerated.
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Re: ? re: Canadians: Getting Accommodations for exams - University & GRE, etc.

Thanks for the reply. And good to know that's possible in Canada.

I'm curious - did you try and get accommodations to *not* have shift work? Or rather, to not have variable shifts and only stick to the same schedule?
(if possible - i'm assuming you're in medicine or nursing - and possibly that wouldn't go over well with the other students but if you're bipolar and it affects your medical stability - do you know if you could have asked for that? I'm thinking of many reasons one might not be able to do shifts for medical reasons - including how regular medications one might take could affect performance etc.....anyways..wondered if you asked for such accommodations or not... Curious for multiple reasons )

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