leave of absence

  1. H

    Help! Graduating in 6 years...drop out?

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  2. J

    Leave of Absence to start working on a startup

    I am currently an MS2, but have been working on a project for the last few months and I really think I could get it off the ground soon. I had a few questions about the whole LOA process and what it entails for residency. I have no academic problems or penalties on my profile, and am in good...
  3. Z

    MD-PhD student with medical leave of absence

    I am an MD-PhD student that took a medical leave of absence for one year during my PhD portion- for very personal reasons- to get sober. I will have a great publication once I am done with my PhD- but I am very worried about how the medical leave of absence will affect my residency application...
  4. mkvquigley

    Leave of Absence

    Due to myriad major life events that started before the semester did, resulting in my failing two blocks and barely passing two others so far, I've decided to take a leave of absence and re-start my first year next fall. So, I have 9 months of literal free time. I've been applying for all kinds...
  5. reviliver

    LOA from med school for valid but tragic/uncomfortable reason

    So basically, I took a leave of absence from med school at the end of third year and will end up graduating a year later, and I'm wondering how to talk about it with residency programs and address it on my application. The reason for the leave is that I had a complicated pregnancy, my baby was...
  6. TxsMed14

    Dropping out of Medical School

    I'm a current MS2, and never failed an exam or rotation. I took a leave of absence last fall, which has stretched into five months and finally turning a corner on whether to drop out (I think it's time, despite $100k for two years at a private med school. Probably the heaviest factor in my...
  7. L

    Transferring to a "worse" undergrad college

    I am currently a sophomore at Emory University. I have performed OK here so far (3.55 GPA, 3.3 science GPA). Recently, I have felt that my mental health has been decreasing as the stress of being a pre-med student at a competitive pre-med college such as Emory. Currently I am debating whether...
  8. O

    Leave of Absence

    Hello, Im taking a leave of absence for health reasons during OMSII. Obviously my task during this year off is to improve my health. I also want to do board prep from home to make sure I don't forget everything Ive learned, so when I go to finish OMSII its not so rough, but most importantly I...
  9. N

    Med school LOA for head trauma, interest in neuro

    Sorry for the obnoxious SN... I know little about neuro-- never would have considered it before-- but think it's for me. Maybe autoimmune focus. I'm feeling alone about the possibility of taking an LOA from a U.S. MD school after my 1st semester. Was hoping I could get some input from...
  10. N

    Reasons for leave of absence

    Do medical schools take leave of absence seriously and try to find out why the applying student took a LOA? (Like asking if the LOA was required, conditional or a health issue and seeing it negatively if they find out it was required)
  11. N

    Bringing up mental illness to explain required LOA & LOA with Ws

    So I am a undergrad at a private institution and I was on a required LOA due only to an insufficient number of academic credit hours passed for the last semester (not sure if it shows on the transcript, if not I won't have to explain I guess). I am currently planning on taking another LOA this...
  12. N

    Leave of absence, please help!

    Hello! I'm currently an undergrad student and thinking about taking a leave of absence during this semester. I already have a required LOA for a semester since I did not take enough academic credits prior to that semester:((did not no that I got a required LOA until I came back to campus since I...
  13. 8

    Leave of absence?

    Hi So I'm in my third year of undergrad and I'm falling really behind in my bills. I work 40+ hours a week and I have a full class schedule. People have suggested I take a leave of absence for a semester so I can work more to get some bills caught up/paid off and then go back. If I do this...