Will turning down seat from SMP Program at a School hurt my chances when applying there next year?


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Apr 27, 2020
  1. Pre-Medical
    Hey everyone. I was accepted into an SMP at a DO school for the 2020-2021 school year. However, due to a change in my MCAT date (taking it in August, well into the SMP program which I'm sure will be difficult to balance) and significant growth in MCAT performance (scoring around 509+ on FLEs), I have been advised that doing an SMP may no longer be in my best interest.

    I'm hoping to finish my AACOMAS application in August and this school is still one of my top choices. However, I just wanted to know if having a history of turning them down before might look bad when applying to their medical school?


    Resident - PGY3
    7+ Year Member
    Apr 21, 2014
    1. Resident [Any Field]
      SMPs are also cash grabs and last ditch efforts so no one would fault you turning it down. You’ve improved your mcat so no longer need the last ditch effort
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