Originally Posted by MD Dreams
If we verbally commit to a program and then get a different offer on June 4th which is more agreeable, are we legally bound to the first program?
You're not legally bound ton anything until you actually sign a contract (note: different from the offer letter). Ethically bound is another discussion altogether...
If you've already made a commitment (verbal or otherwise) to a program and then receive a firm offer from another/"better" program that you would rather be at, I would simply call the program director from the first program and explain/discuss the situation with them.