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Sophie Currier Wins Her Appeal– She’ll Get Extra Time To Pump While Taking Her Medical Licensing Exam

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The Harvard medical student who was suing the National Board of Medical Examiners to get extra time to pump breast milk during an exam, has won her appeal. Here’s a quick summary from The A.P. on Yahoo news:

A Harvard student must be allowed extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk to feed her 4-month-old daughter, a Massachusetts appeals court judge ruled Wednesday.
Sophie Currier, 33, sued after the National Board of Medical Examiners turned down her request to take more than the standard 45 minutes in breaks during the exam.
Currier said she risks medical complications if she does not nurse her daughter, Lea, or pump breast milk every two to three hours.
A Superior Court judge last week rejected Currier’s request to order the board to give her an additional 60 minutes of break time. Appeals Court Judge Gary Katzmann overturned that ruling, finding that Currier needs the extra break time to put her on “equal footing” with the men and non-lactating women who take the exam.

Here’s a piece from The Boston Globe. And to read what I’ve written before, go here. Here’s Sophie’s blog. I’ll write more later, but right now I have an 18 month old trying to rip the power cord out of my computer. It’s nearly time for the early bird dinner special.



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