Hi all, I am posting this message because I need some advice from some women who have been through the process I am going through right now. I graduated (undergrad) last May and am currently working while I apply to med schools. I already had one interview and have another one scheduled for February. I just found out that I am pregnant (due in August) and was hoping that if I was accepted to med school that I could defer for one year. Should I inform the schools I interview with that I am pregnant? I am not married and afraid that this will be looked upon negatively by schools. Do you think I have a shot at getting my deferral request granted considering my situation? I have a wonderful family that I know will be supportive throughout this process. Your advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
Just wanted to add: I can’t imagine a school’s not granting your deferral request given the circumstances. I would call them once you get an acceptance letter and ask about their policy. Most schools don’t have a problem with granting deferrals if requested in accordance with their policies.