I posted this on another site but got no response. Here is my situation: I will be entering the second year at an LCME accredited school in the US. For personal reasons (husband/wife/fiance), I plan on transfering to another medical school for my third and fourth years. If I manage to transfer, how would this affect my residency application (especially to a more competitive specialty like ophthalmology)? I spoke with a residency director as well as my school's counselor/advisor about this plan and they had differing opinions. One said the transfer should not be an issue if I had good grades, USMLEs, recs. The other said programs might view this transfer as foolish and would wonder whether I would stay at their program (or transfer to another program - ie, just like I "had done for med school"). Any comments? Also, I was wondering about some other issues. What happens to my Dean's letter -do I just get two of them? What happens to AOA eligibility - although it is difficult to say, I think I have a good shot (I don't mean to sound arrogrant, but I am just extrapolating from my first year) at senior AOA at my present school. Do honors transfer from school to school? I doubt it. Would my present school attempt to hinder my residency application? Finally, if you know of any transfer stories, I would love to hear them. Thank you. Anonymous MS ps) I apologize, but I would prefer to remain anonymous for now.