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    sarzbobarz is offline Junior Member 511 points
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    PLEASE HELP...need to transfer out due to step1 deadline.

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    Hey! I'm currently an MUA student who is studying for step 1 but due to some personal issues, I won't be able to re-schedule my exam by the school's deadline. Has anyone else been in this situation and had to transfer after passing comp, but before taking step1? If so, what school(s) were willing to accept you straight into clinicals without having to re-take med5/comp/step1course? Also, did you have problems with the transfer process in general? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    don1 is offline Moderator 547 points
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    I have not been in your situations but I would contact the school and let them know what is going on. I found the school to be quite reasonable when it comes to helping students. I think they will be less helpful if you are student with poor academic performance and/or your personal reason is questionable. I have had a few friends that come up with personal issues to delay the step 1 exam but they were poor excuses to cover up lazy studying; in those cases the school seemed to have seen through that and was not very accommodating.

    Imagine that you are staff physician with a busy clinic and if you feel your personal issue is enough to cancel all your clinics for 1+ month(s) and reschedule all your waiting patients and have them wait, then I think the school would be also be understanding of your personal issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by sarzbobarz View Post
    Hey! I'm currently an MUA student who is studying for step 1 but due to some personal issues, I won't be able to re-schedule my exam by the school's deadline. Has anyone else been in this situation and had to transfer after passing comp, but before taking step1? If so, what school(s) were willing to accept you straight into clinicals without having to re-take med5/comp/step1course? Also, did you have problems with the transfer process in general? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    hey i had gone through the same situation as you a few months ago. there are plenty of schools that will accept you. I for one transferred to windsor but other schools i spoke to that would let me take step 1 directly were avalon, st estuatias, cmu. I didnt get a chance to call many others but im pretty sure you won't have to worry abt retaking sem 5 as long as you passed it in your old school. the only other thing is that once you are accepted some schools will make you pay your first sem tution before you can sit for step 1. this is in order so you won't leave them after step 1. anyways if you need any more info let me know.

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    sarzbobarz is offline Junior Member 511 points
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    Thank you so much for the responses! The school has a strict policy so they will not give me an extension. You're right, many schools will accept transfers after basic sciences especially if you passed comp. Right now, I'm just comparing schools in terms of the hospital locations/tuition/financial aid. Hopefully it will all work out. Thanks again!

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