Many medical school applicants breathe a sigh of relief when they receive that coveted acceptance letter and then settle into their new school. For a select few, however, a few things change along the way, and a little-known option might emerge: transferring.

How do you transfer between medical schools? Unlike undergraduate institutions, it is very difficult, in general, to transfer between medical schools. Many schools will only consider allopathic applicants from schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), and only for what they consider to be very compelling reasons.

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