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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by sgilley, Apr 15, 2000.

  1. sgilley

    sgilley New Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Leeds, AL USA
    I have been accepted to a medical school in another part of the state. The only problem is that I have a son who will be a junior in high school next year and he will be very disappointed to have to change schools at this point. There is another medical school within commuting distance, but I was not accepted there. Does any one know about the possibilities of transferring to another medical school after the first year?
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  3. Future DOc

    Future DOc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 1999
    Inquire within that particular medical school that you wish to transfer into... Some medical schools allow transfers after 1st or 2nd years, so see what they say & require!! Good luck to you!!! [​IMG]

    WesternU/COMP MS II
  4. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Some schools are very open to transferees (most are) and some are adamently against it. The above advice is each school individually. The applications come out around Feb at the earliest and deadlines are usually around June. Personal reasons (ie. a child) are the BEST reasons to transfer. Good luck to you.
  5. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    By the way, some students decelerate into a 5 year program after their freshman year. That opens up spaces (about 5 or so) in the second year class.

    I don't know if that's how things are done in US schools, but that's how things were in St George's in Grenada....but nobody transferred in, to my knowledge. [​IMG]

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