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Transfering to Another Osteopathic School

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by LM, Aug 5, 1999.

  1. LM

    LM New Member

    Jul 28, 1999
    I'm a 3rd year student interested in transferring to another osteopathic school out west to be closer to my family. Does anyone know if there are any osteopathic schools that accept transfers for the 4th year (a year from now)?
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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    New York, New York
    Most medical schools seem to share similar transfer policies, and it would seem that most only consider transfers to the third year. Some, however, consider transfers for the second year but I doubt for the fourth year.

    Tim of New York City.
  4. cliff

    cliff Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 1998
    Southern California
    I have no idea about MS4. It sounds suspicious to me. You have put in 3 of 4 and want a degree from another school. There is a transfer at COMP (MSII) from another school.

    Call the school you are interested in transferring to. Simple answer???
  5. jawurheemd

    jawurheemd xx ToXiC xx 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 1999
    I'm wondering why you should even transfer -- if your school follows a somewhat traditional curriculum, you should have a number of months for electives which you should be able to do anywhere you please. In fact, my wife and I plan to be rotating in the same areas during our fourth years. She is currently a third year osteopathic student and I'm a third year allopathic student, but we are able to plan out our fourth year such that we are always together even though her school is in Florida, and mine is in Connecticut. You should be able to spend most of your fourth year out west if you schedule your elective rotations out there without having to go through the hassle of transfering. Find out how much elective time you have at your school and schedule accordingly. Hope this helps.
  6. doogie

    doogie Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 16, 1998
    Dallas, TX USA
    I would also like to know whether TCOM takes transfers into their third year. I'm at KCOM right now, but would like to do most of my rotations in Texas, since that's where i plan on doing my residency.
  7. Matthews

    Matthews Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 1999
    The word from admissions is that no transfers are being accepted here at TCOM regardless of the year or the circumstances.

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