Medical school applicants that have received an M.D. acceptance and rejected it in a previous cycle run the risk of schools viewing their commitment to medicine as weakthebigdecision. Therefore many wonder if they should or should not disclose this information. The answer is that it really depends on your personal story.

Special Circumstances

If a school’s secondary application asks if you have ever received a medical school acceptance you must answer truthfully. In addition if you plan on reapplying to the school that extended the offer, you can be sure they know you turned them down the last time. Be prepared to speak to these issues in your secondary essays and on interviews.

Other Things to Remember

If others in your life are aware of this acceptance, they should be involved in your strategy. For instance, premed committees writing letters or letter writers, may include this information unless you ask them not too. It would be best to talk to them about how to address this together in a unified fashion.

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