Hospitals that blacklist students that withdraw from away rotations??

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I've heard rumors that some programs blacklist people that withdraw from a scheduled away rotation, even if its over a month before the rotation start. Is this true? Any programs famous for this? thanks
 

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I've heard rumors that some programs blacklist people that withdraw from a scheduled away rotation, even if its over a month before the rotation start. Is this true? Any programs famous for this? thanks
****, hope not, lol.
 

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not true, in my own experience. I applied for an away month but I was only given 2 weeks rotation time. I withdrew my application and I still got an interview there.
 

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I'm sure it happens some places. These months are valuable to the schools too, as they allow them to audition candidates for residency. If you withdraw and they can't fill your spot, it's pretty annoying to the program director.
 

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I've heard rumors that some programs blacklist people that withdraw from a scheduled away rotation, even if its over a month before the rotation start. Is this true? Any programs famous for this? thanks
Don't believe everything that you "hear". Plenty of medical students change their minds about away rotations mostly for financial reasons as the year wears on.