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possible acceptance retract ?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ferrocenec, Jan 30, 2001.

  1. ferrocenec

    ferrocenec Junior Member

    I received an acceptance from my "perfect-med-school", and I won't feel comfortable holding multiple acceptances. But I heard that there's a possibility the school will retract its offer. How likely is that? Should I go on interviewing at other med. school just for the sake of security purposes?
    In other words, if they said they offered you a position, does that mean you are really set?
    Thank you all!=D
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  3. gower

    gower 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    New York
    If they made you an offer, they will not retract it.

    EXCEPT, there will come a time around June or July when they get lists from AMCAS of accepted students, and acceptees holding other places as well. Since schools like to firm up the class, and there are others on the wait list, you may get a letter giving you a deadline, commonly two weeks, to make up your mind whether you will come to them or not. If you don't respond with a yes, you will be dropped. If you say yes, other med schools you are holding will be informed that you have accepted another offer.
    What you should be doing all along is each time you get a second offer, make up your mind, then keep the one you prefer, withdraw from the other. When you were on interview, you should have spent at least as much time to find out all you could about the medical school and whether you would want them, as they spent on finding about you and whether they will want you. Otherwise, when the crunch comes and you have to choose between two or more offers, how will you decide? Ask about rankings? Ask someone else's opinion? Return to take a second look? How?

    And except in the rare event an error was made and you received an acceptance meant for someone else. It will be their decision as to whether or not they will retract the acceptance.
  4. KMorris3

    KMorris3 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    I think I should point something out here in response to gower's comment: To my understanding, even if you are offered an acceptance in error, the school must honor it. I think it is against the law to do otherwise. If it isn't, then there is at least the possibility of legal action. I know because it happened just last year at the school I'm going to attend.

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