Is it possible to transfer from a u.s. medical school to another one?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by karenwkyk, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. karenwkyk

    karenwkyk Junior Member
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    May 10, 2005
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    My cousin and her boyfriend is considering to get marry in 1 -2 years, but my cousin and him live in different states. My cousin is a medical student, and her boyfriend has a very good job, has a very good income and most importantly he love it. Thus, it is impossible for him to change job. On the other hand, my cousin feels indifferent toward the school, but she is much rather to live in her boyfriend city than here. So, is it possible to transfer to another medical school especially she is the resident of that state too.
  2. Scottish Chap

    Physician PhD Moderator Emeritus 15+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2003
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    Some medical schools will accept transfers - but usually only after second year (and step 1). My friend completed years one and two of medical school in Missouri, then years three and four at Tufts in Boston as he husband was a postdoc. at Harvard. It's best to contact the school of interest directly.
  3. skypilot

    skypilot 2K Member
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    Dec 15, 2002
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    If they are married then they have an excellent reason for a transfer and should be able to get one. As stated above you must transfer after passing step 1 of the USMLE and completing your 2nd year of med school. My sister did this without much trouble. Private schools are usually easier to transfer into because they are very happy to accept your tuition and a couple of students drop out or decel every year.

    Good luck
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