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possible late start to internship

Discussion in 'Internship' started by drjthor2, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. drjthor2

    drjthor2 Junior Member

    Dec 7, 2005
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    Medical Student
    Anyone have any information about how difficult it would be to keep a residency spot if one is unable to begin on the usual start date? I have a situation where I started 3rd year late due to my wife's complications during her pregnancy and now I may not be able to make up all the time missed over the next two years. My school has a strange policy about only releasing students on certain dates. So, even if I could get all my work in before July 15, my school may not release me until Late August. Anyone have any experience or input on a late start? I may not know about my exact availability until after the match. Am I better off dealing with the consequences of telling my program I can't start until a certain date after matching or do I let them know upfront the possibility exists I may not be ready to start on the usual date during the interview process? What are the chances a program will still want me (given I have no academic issues creating this tardiness) and allow me to start late? Am I looking at a year off? Thanks.
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  3. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 2005
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    That's horse$hit. They can do basically whatever they like. Pester your deans until they make an exception. ;)

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