Pa. doc: Lost career over multiple choice tests

    A suburban Philadelphia doctor says a brain illness has left him unable to solve multiple choice questions and ended his medical career.

    Pediatrician David Rawdin has filed a disability lawsuit this month over the pediatrics board exam.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the lawsuit comes after Rawdin failed the 330-question test five times — and lost his job at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    The neonatologist says he’s treated 10,000 babies without any related problems or malpractice claims.

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    Rawdin says he’s had surgery, radiation and chemotherapy following brain tumors discovered in 1987 and 1996.

    The American Board of Pediatrics has earlier granted him more testing time and a private room, but denied requests for an essay format and the use of reference materials.

    A lawyer for the board declined comment on the federal lawsuit.

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