School Transfer from East to West coast

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Idon'tknow??, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. Idon'tknow??

    Idon'tknow?? Member
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    What do you know about transferring form East coast to West schools. What are viable reasons for schools to release and accept transfer students? I want to transfer after cond year.
  2. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic!
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    About the only common theme in transferring between medical schools is that a) you must be in good standing at your present school and b) its difficult to do.

    East Coast vs West Coast is not really a variable. Every school has their own policies about accepting transfer students. Some only accept transfers who have a significant tie to the university (ie, spouse on faculty or current student). Others require state citizenship, etc. most schools only accept transfers into the first year (meaning you would have to repeat 1 or more years) or the 3rd year and only into advanced standing when a space opens up - ie, if a student dies, fails 2nd year, transfers out or otherwise leaves school.

    The best information is to be gotten from the source(s). Therefore, I suggest you contact the school(s) you are interested in transferring to and inquire as to their policies. As always you will have to have the support of your present Dean to facilitate the transfer.

    Hope this helps and best of luck.

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