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Course Withdrawals & Aftermath

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by crimson, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. crimson

    crimson What up Smokey!
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    Hi! I was asked this yesterday by someone in my class and I wanted to knw what you all think f this situation. Ok so this post-bac kid is taking 4 upper-level biology classes at a local university. Now he just found out that he has to go for intensive treatment (for a medical problem) and he can only take 2 classes. So he's gonna end up with at least 2 W's (he already has 1W from last semester). I am unsure about the impact that these might have when he goes for interviews etc. I have heard different things but would like to know what applicants have felt during the whole process. Thanks.
     
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    Med excuses, assuming it's not mental, are the best out there.
     
  4. ValleyGal

    ValleyGal Senior Member
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    Thats not a problem -- if you have a medical problem there is nothing that you can do about it except withdraw from the classes. Tell him to ditch the classes and get well ASAP
     
  5. THE instiGATOR

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    I have three Ws on my transcript, two of which are from classes within my major (which I thought would draw some questions). I haven't been asked a single question about my Ws. At the school that accepted me, one of my interviewers was like <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> when he saw one of the classes and said he totally understood because he had to take the class as an undergrad (It was P Chem I, but I came back to earn a B+ in it the second time around). Just advise your friend to do well in it the classes the second time around. He doesn't absolutely have to get As in the courses, but it would be to his benefit. During the second round for all my Ws; I earned two B+s and one B...so one isn't expected to be a master of the subjects.

    Hopefully your friend will have a quick recovery. Best of luck to him.
     
  6. johnM

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    of course a medical reason is the best excuse, but the problem is that ADCOMs probably won't know his reason. unless you specifically point it out to everyone, a W is going to look like a W. (not that it's that big of a deal to begin with...)
     

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