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Who's deferring next year?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ginseng, May 16, 2002.

  1. ginseng

    ginseng Member 7+ Year Member

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    I know this topic is probably on an old thread. But who's deferring next year, where from, and what are you going to do? I want to defer as well, but haven't had something concrete going for me for the upcoming year. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. SMW

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    I requested and received permission to defer from Columbia. Dean Frantz there is actually quite supportive of people taking time off to do whatever they feel they need to do. I just said I wanted to work (teaching) for a year, something I've not really ever done as I've always been in school, even summers, and spent pretty much all of this past year on the application/interview process. So this will be my second year off. I just felt I needed a break before starting the grind all over again. Where have you been accepted? You might want to call them, and get the word on what their policy is regarding deferral before officially requesting one. That's what I did. Also the MSAR says whether or not a school will consider requests for deferrals.
     
  4. Ceez

    Ceez Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    is there a webpage that lists schools that accept deferrals?
     
  5. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Not that I know of, but according to the MSAR, most schools do. If you're wondering about a specific school, I'll look it up for you. :)
     
  6. medname

    medname Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey-

    Could you look up Ohio State for me, please???

    Thanks!!!
     
  7. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Ohio State says they do consider requests for deferral.
     
  8. Ceez

    Ceez Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SMW:
    <strong>Not that I know of, but according to the MSAR, most schools do. If you're wondering about a specific school, I'll look it up for you. :) </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks, SMW! Do you know anything about BU?
     
  9. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Boston does NOT consider deferral requests.
     
  10. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm deferring from Baylor until next year. I don't know their official policy, but I was accepted off the waitlist. However, I'm having a baby this fall and they don't grant any leave during the first semester so there really wasn't any other option.

    So, I will be working at my current job until I have the baby, taking a nice long maternity leave, then going back to work in the spring. Maybe I'll take next summer off and have some fun.
     
  11. yg

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    Hi SMW,

    You are really lucky to have that deferal--it sounds like a very important option for you, and for me. I have some unfinished business in the rest of my life I want to tie up before I go into my submarine for a few years...

    Could you tell me what the book says about USF (University of South Florida)? Thanks a lot,

    Roady
     
  12. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Welcome to SDN, yg. :) USF does consider requests for deferrments. I would still call and ask about the policy. When I called, I asked about the general policy, who exactly to address the request to, and how many people had asked for and how many had been granted deferrments for the past two years.
     
  13. yg

    yg New Member

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    Thanks so much for your incredibly rapid and truly helpful reply; wish me luck, and enjoy your year!
     
  14. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

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    Why would you even apply when you have an intention to defer? Do not waste your time now and apply the time when you are actually going to go to med school.
     
  15. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Because you're more in the groove for the application cyle, the closer you are to being in school. I'm deferring because I want to RELAX!!! I can't even imagine gearing up to apply now!!! :D
     

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