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Hi,
I know a lot of people defer for a year, but I was wondering if it is possible to defer for 3 years. I have a military commitment and got initial approval to apply from the military but now it seems as that approval may be rescinded, so I'm wondering if I write to the school I got accepted to and explain my situation if they'll let me enter in 2008 when I'm out of the military. I don't want to take the mcat again and apply all over again!
 

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Why not use your acceptence letter to qualify for the armed forces health services? Two birds w/ one stone....

qqq said:
Hi,
I know a lot of people defer for a year, but I was wondering if it is possible to defer for 3 years. I have a military commitment and got initial approval to apply from the military but now it seems as that approval may be rescinded, so I'm wondering if I write to the school I got accepted to and explain my situation if they'll let me enter in 2008 when I'm out of the military. I don't want to take the mcat again and apply all over again!
 

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AStudent said:
Why not use your acceptence letter to qualify for the armed forces health services? Two birds w/ one stone....

what is likely to happen is that my unit won't let me leave period. I have to stay in my current position.

so does anyone out there think med schools might defer my admissions for 3 years?
 

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qqq said:
what is likely to happen is that my unit won't let me leave period. I have to stay in my current position.

so does anyone out there think med schools might defer my admissions for 3 years?

Wouldn't it make more sense to ask the schools in question directly?
 

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curiouslygeorge said:
Wouldn't it make more sense to ask the schools in question directly?

it's the wknd man, give him a break

I would hope they would be wiling to do so especially considering the predicament; im sure the school can easily fill the seat but i guess there may be logistical issues involved; good thing you got in before you found out you have to go back in; good luck
 

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I have never heard of deferring for three years your best bet is to contact schools and ask.
 

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I have never heard of a 3 yr hold, seems long, but won't hurt to ask. PM Moosepilot, he is a military pilot going through similiar problems.
 

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Termwean said:
I have never heard of a 3 yr hold, seems long, but won't hurt to ask. PM Moosepilot, he is a military pilot going through similiar problems.

Thanks guys, I am going to contact the schools. I hope it works out as I have a legitimate reason. :D Otherwise I may be browsing this forum for a few years to come :(
 

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qqq said:
Hi,
I know a lot of people defer for a year, but I was wondering if it is possible to defer for 3 years. I have a military commitment and got initial approval to apply from the military but now it seems as that approval may be rescinded, so I'm wondering if I write to the school I got accepted to and explain my situation if they'll let me enter in 2008 when I'm out of the military. I don't want to take the mcat again and apply all over again!


I think that the Medical school that accepted you has to allow you to defer for 3 years because of your service commitment to the military. They can't take your acceptance away because you are doing service. It's like a long personal leave of absense.

Have your CO write a letter to the schools and deal with the issue in writing and see what they say.

I wish you the best of luck. :luck:
 

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icebrat001 said:
I think that the Medical school that accepted you has to allow you to defer for 3 years because of your service commitment to the military. They can't take your acceptance away because you are doing service. It's like a long personal leave of absense.

Have your CO write a letter to the schools and deal with the issue in writing and see what they say.

I wish you the best of luck. :luck:


There are definitely laws that restrict employers from firing employees based on military service. I wonder if they extend to med/grad school acceptances? Interesting advice.
 

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Tiddly of Winks said:
There are definitely laws that restrict employers from firing employees based on military service. I wonder if they extend to med/grad school acceptances? Interesting advice.

thanks for the advice guys. I can see it going either way. Really, I don't think the med school owes me anything since I haven't matriculated yet. But hopefully they'll be able to understand. I'll see how it goes and post again when it's all said and done.
 
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