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hey guys...i did a search on this but didn't really find the answer i was looking for, although i admit i was a little lazy and didn't read all 300 posts that came up...

so anyhow, this is my question: does anyone know of any medical schools that absolutely do not allow deferment of matriculation? i'm a candidate for this dope research assistant position but it's pending on whether or not i can make a two year commitment...so i'm thinking if i apply this year and get in, i would want to defer so that i would have a two full years to spend in the lab...

thanks guys.
 

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i think it is acceptable to make a two year committment and apply now to medical school now. i think your PI should bear you no ill will for applying now, if there is the understanding that you will try to spend the next two years in his lab. After all, you may decide you don't like the position, etc.
 

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i'm really interested in this subject, too....

i saw somewhere else on SDN that BU does not allow deferrals.
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Schools that do not allow deferrals:

Boston Univeristy
 

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well, if know you want the research position and are willing to stick it out,- why not simply wait a year to apply? You may have a publication(s)/abstract(s) that may make your application stronger, especially if like research and want to attend a good research university. In addition, you may get a strong letter of rec from your future boss, which doesnt hurt either.
I think that if you KNOW you want to take this job and will commit to the 2 years, then you may as well wait till next year to apply. Your application will probably be stronger.
 

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I'm very confused. You want to defer an acceptance for two years or one? Schools will not defer for longer than one year.
 
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I'm very confused. You want to defer an acceptance for two years or one? Schools will not defer for longer than one year.
she wants to defer for a year it seems. since deferment is not guarenteed and schools can deny deferment requests for any reason they choose, I would wait a year to apply again. be sure to apply to a lot of schools even if your stats are great!