1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Residency Status

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by acetylmandarin, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. acetylmandarin

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,090
    Likes Received:
    207
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    Just met with my uncle who is from another state, and he told me that I could list his address as my own on my med school applications even though I don't live with him. Would that work to get in state residency status for his state?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor
    Moderator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Messages:
    21,974
    Likes Received:
    33,425
    Status:
    Attending Physician, Academic Administration
    Maybe. Or it might be fraud.
     
    Goro, MeatTornado, WedgeDawg and 6 others like this.
  4. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring
    Physician Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2013
    Messages:
    34,423
    Likes Received:
    62,636
    [​IMG]
     
    ac62994, LizzyM, rachiie01 and 3 others like this.
  5. finestein

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    213
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    When these schools ask you to send in documents proving your residency, will you be sending in your uncle's papers claiming you're his dependent? Sounds like the IRS will have something to say about that
     
    Goro likes this.
  6. allantois

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    3,474
    Likes Received:
    3,545
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
    You need to check the requirements for in-state residency classification by the particular state and what kinds of supporting documents they require. It would typically be driving license, vehicle/voter registration issued either to you or your parents if you reside with them.
     
  7. Dral

    Physician PhD 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    963
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Yah, as GynGyn pointed out. That's kinda fraud.

    You're applying to schools to eventually practice in a career that is composed of those who are SUPPOSED to represent some of the most upstanding respected people in society.

    Act like it and start playing the part now.

    However, if you 'move' there now and do the required things to gain residency, you may be able to get cheaper tuition after a certain amount of time has elapsed.
     
  8. MyNameWasUsed

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2014
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    127
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
    Even if it's possible, it's not worth having to worry if you'll get caught throughout med school. They can expel you for lying on your application I think.
     
    Goro likes this.
  9. goldy490

    goldy490 Membership Revoked
    Removed 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    662
    MDApps:
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    Most state schools expect you to show up to the interview with Drivers License, Voter registration, and/or vehicle registration from the state that has to be > 1 year old to prove you're a resident. At least where I'm from (Florida) you also have to submit a residency affidavit with the secondary claiming you or your parent/guardian actually do reside in the state. Lying on one of those is a very serious legal offense.
     
    Goro likes this.
  10. md-2020

    md-2020 The Immaculate Catch
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2015
    Messages:
    2,300
    Likes Received:
    3,001
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I have family living in Africa.


    *indicates URM status and puts down address in Kenya*
     
    Winged Scapula, Goro and goldy490 like this.
  11. GrapesofRath

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    5,321
    Likes Received:
    3,798
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Make it South Africa to really claim URM status while your at it.
     
    goldy490 likes this.

Share This Page