Tranfer at end of 2nd year

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by hsV1, May 14, 2002.

  1. I was wondering if anyone had any information or opinions on transfering medical schools for their 3rd and 4th year. Obviously the reasons are very personal, but if anyone has any ideas as to the pros and cons, the info would be mush appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Big Poppa Pump

    Apr 11, 2001
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    Sinai is expanding it's classes to 120 (we are currently at about 105) so if nyc is where you want to be- you might want to look into it.
  4. ubiquitous

    ubiquitous Purple Member

    Mar 29, 2002
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    From what I've heard, transferring to another medical school can be pretty difficult. Most schools want a compelling reason, and some schools don't even accept transfer students. Most schools only accept students if there has been attrition in their class. If they don't lose students, then most often they are willing to accept new ones. I don't know if you're coming from a foreign school; if so, transferring would be that much harder. Anyway, AAMC's website has a listing of all the medical schools that accept transfers and at what stage (second year, third year, etc.). Sorry that all of my information is second-hand, but I've also heard that as a result of transferring after 2nd or 3rd year, you don't really get a chance to know your classmates well since everyone is scattered on different rotations. I'm not sure if that would be important to you.

    Have you spoken with anyone at your current medical school about your interest in/need to transfer? I'm sure they are experienced in dealing with this, and they may be able to shed some light on how easy or difficult it may be.

    Good luck in whatever you decide to do!

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