leave of absence

  1. Tatgat

    Is it possible to take step 1 while on a leave of absence?

    Hi, I'm an IMG student and I'm on a leave of absence between M2 and M3. I didn’t submit my application for step 1 yet. Is there anybody who knows if it's possible to take steps while on a LOA? Or have you ever seen someone who took the exam while on a LOA? There’s a statement about eligibility...
  2. YoungFlash01

    Leave of Absence between M2-M3 Dilemma!!

    Hi Everyone, I am finishing M2 in a few weeks and am taking a medical LOA before starting 3rd year. I am deciding on taking a one semester loa (starting 3rd year in January and being off-cycle) or taking the entire year off. I am conflicted on what to do as it would be nice not to have to take...
  3. A

    Should I leave or stay in medical school?

    I don't know if medicine/healthcare is right for me anymore. I'm a second year podiatry student (23F) and I feel very burnout/unmotivated. I feel as though I'm forcing myself to do this because this is what I've been working towards my whole life. I don't feel like I'm staying for the right...
  4. B

    Suspension Crisis

    Has anyone else on this forum been suspended because of subpar academic performance during their first year of medical school? (Please redirect if in the wrong place, just don’t know where to post this.) spark notes: Pre 2016: 12-17 homeschooled, 17 private school, 17 community college...
  5. L

    Step 1 during LOA

    I am taking a LOA between years 1 and 2 and planning to conduct research during the year, however it is not considered an official research year by my school. During my LOA, I will not have an official enrolled student status, until I return back in August 2022 to start 2nd yr. My question is -...
  6. H

    CVS Leave of Absence due to COVID?

    I work as an intern for CVS and came back with a positive Covid test today. My supervisor had me call HR to let them know and begin the leave of absence process for my 14 day paid quarantine. Does anyone know how the process works and how long it usually takes? This is my first time ever taking...
  7. H

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

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  8. 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...
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  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. C

    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)
  17. C

    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...
  18. C

    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...
  19. 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...