Wondering about deferring acceptance for a year?

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  1. jlsrn

    jlsrn Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I was wondering, how do school's look at it if you want to defer acceptance for a year, or a semester? Is it hard to do. My wife is pregnant, and a high risk pregnancy at that..been on bedrest the whole nice yards...I was accepted to med school for January's entering class, and thinking about deferring and starting in August. Is that possible? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Resident Alien

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    Its possible, but the best answer would come from the medical school itself.
     
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    i noticed your name is jenn and you mentioned your wife...are same sex marriages allowed in NY? just wondering....
     
  5. jlsrn

    jlsrn Senior Member

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    Hi...
    that is funny....my wife actually logged me on here at SDN...and for some reason I can't get her name off the bottom of the screen...it isn't a same sex marriage...and we have a 3 year old and one on the way....you gave me a good laugh though...can't believe you were the first to ask...thought someone would mention that a while ago. ;)
     
  6. med_skool_fool

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    haha...oops! sorry bout that!

    :) :)
     
  7. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A.

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    here's hoping the baby is born with no complications for either your wife or the child.

    most med schools have specific means to permit students to defer a year. Usually if it's any worthwhile scholastic or volunteer activitity they allow it. Something as serious as a wife's pregnancy seems like probable cause to take a semester off to me.
     
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    jlsrn Senior Member

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    med_skool_fool...that's ok..it was kinda funny.

    USeF the Bull...thanks :)
     
  9. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member

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    Possible? It's definitely posible. Depends on the school, but most are happy to defer admission for a year as long as there is a legitimate reason - and your reason sounds as legitimate as it gets! Once you get accepted just talk to your school and they will more than likely be happy to work with you.
     
  10. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator
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    I can help with this. Just click on the "My Profile" link above your message, it's the first one after the date posted information. Now click on "View/Update Profile" and change your signature say "Bob" or whatever you want it to say.
     
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    jlsrn Senior Member

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    Ok, thanks....just seeing if this worked. ;)
     
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    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator
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    It did! :)

    Now you won't have to keep answering those questions. :)
     

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