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Hello usmle forums,

I am glad that i found you.You are a great help to me as concerns the long journey to the U.S. residency.
I am a foreign (European) medical student.

I would like to ask you about transfers.
I am going to transfer to another medical school next year (3rd year in a 6-year medical program).

The reasons are :
a)if you miss one subject(i miss physio)you cant repeat it and you lose a year,
b)the school has a complete oral and unfair(you pick 3 out of 200 questions) way of examination,
c)is not USMLE orientated.

The point is: How transfers affect residencies' committees options?????
I mean even if you have very good board scores and LORs,are they going to reject you for this reason???

Thank you in advance
 

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Your transfer of credits does not affect your residency eligibility

When you transfer to another medical school your credits should transfer to your new medical school and that would be mentioned in your final medical school transcript.

When apply for USMLE examination via ECFMG, they'll ask you if you have credits transferred from another medical school and you then would answer them yes and they'll verify that with your new medical school that you are going to graduate from.

Then you can apply for USMLE exams and be ECFMG certified without any problems.

Residency programs will not be bothered at all by this fact, they don't care as long as you are an official graduate (verified by ECFMG) and it doesn't matter for them your transfer of credits.

What matters for them is the Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) form, this is your school will supply you with such form and if your school does not supply you with such a form then there's no problem.
 

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When you transfer to another medical school your credits should transfer to your new medical school and that would be mentioned in your final medical school transcript.

When apply for USMLE examination via ECFMG, they'll ask you if you have credits transferred from another medical school and you then would answer them yes and they'll verify that with your new medical school that you are going to graduate from.

Then you can apply for USMLE exams and be ECFMG certified without any problems.

Residency programs will not be bothered at all by this fact, they don't care as long as you are an official graduate (verified by ECFMG) and it doesn't matter for them your transfer of credits.

What matters for them is the Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE) form, this is your school will supply you with such form and if your school does not supply you with such a form then there's no problem.
Thank you for your response.
Besides I would like to ask you (except the typical part of the procedure), if there is going to be any problem during an interview for example.
I have heard from different sources that a transfer may cause you a serious problem, others say that its not a problem at all,others that if you justify it somehow you are gonna be OK..
Do you have any experience from other graduates and if not you know anything about that???
Thanks!
 

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It's not an issue

Thank you for your response.
Besides I would like to ask you (except the typical part of the procedure), if there is going to be any problem during an interview for example.
I have heard from different sources that a transfer may cause you a serious problem, others say that its not a problem at all,others that if you justify it somehow you are gonna be OK..
Do you have any experience from other graduates and if not you know anything about that???
Thanks!
I cannot see any problem in it. Unless you are kicked out by the first school for extreme poor performance or some other disciplinary action then there's no reason whatsoever to make residency programs thinking bad about your transfer from school to another.
Such things, happen all the time. People relocate, people have financial issues, ...etc It's not an issue at all.
 
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