M.D. Admissions

Deferred Enrollment

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Students who would like to defer their enrollment for a period of one year may petition the Committee on Admissions, in writing. Such requests may be considered only if during the deferral year the student will be involved either in completing coursework leading to a degree, a specified research project, or a clinical activity in which he/she will receive a better understanding and appreciation for the delivery of healthcare. No other proposals qualify for deferral.

Requests for deferral are considered only if accompanied by a letter from the Project Director that is addressed to the Committee on Admissions and sent to: 

Noreen Kerrigan
Associate Dean of Admissions
Belfer -206
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461

Students who are granted a deferral must apply as "early decision" candidates in the summer, immediately following the granting of their deferral (and not later than July 15) and are not eligible to apply elsewhere. Acceptance is guaranteed.  Applicants must remit a $100 non-refundable deposit upon confirmation of their deferral status and must relinquish all other places they may be holding at other medical schools, including other deferrals. 

Requests for deferral are not considered after April 30, even if a letter of acceptance is awarded after then.


The official Einstein policy document concerning deferred enrollment can be found here.

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