Anorexia hospitalisation and med school

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Posted here as want anon. I was doing a lot better but at the moment things are pretty bad and the Coronavirus outbreak is really affecting my anorexia and people are a bit worried. I have medicine offers and I was wondering what would happen with med school if things got really bad like would they let you defer or not?
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You could ask them if you could defer
Or I know people in my year started and within a couple of weeks needed a MH break essentially and so they were given permission to skip the year and start again the following year
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Posted here as want anon. I was doing a lot better but at the moment things are pretty bad and the Coronavirus outbreak is really affecting my anorexia and people are a bit worried. I have medicine offers and I was wondering what would happen with med school if things got really bad like would they let you defer or not?
Yes, they would most likely let you defer.

If you wanted to double-check, why not call / email and ask anonymously?
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(Original post by AzureCeleste)
You could ask them if you could defer
Or I know people in my year started and within a couple of weeks needed a MH break essentially and so they were given permission to skip the year and start again the following year
Thanks - I’m trying to sort it all out just don’t know but I may well talk it through with my therapist and my family first - I had been getting on top of my anorexia then COVID 19 came along and has literally taken me to such a bad place
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Yes, they would most likely let you defer.

If you wanted to double-check, why not call / email and ask anonymously?
Thanks. I possibly will - how do you ask anonymously though as won’t they have your details
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Thanks. I possibly will - how do you ask anonymously though as won’t they have your details
Just call them and ask "I have an offer but can I defer for (mental / physical) health reasons?" You don't have to give your name.

Phones may not be manned in COVID-19 crisis though. It may be worthwhile just signing up for an email just to ask this question.
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Just call them and ask "I have an offer but can I defer for (mental / physical) health reasons?" You don't have to give your name.

Phones may not be manned in COVID-19 crisis though. It may be worthwhile just signing up for an email just to ask this question.
Thanks - like a random email address?
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Thanks - like a random email address?
Yep, but make sure you have access to check that email address.

Otherwise you may as well call them and ask, but hang up before they tell you the answer!!
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Anonymous #2
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i’m literally in EXACTLY the same situation as you, so you’re not alone in this. i’m thinking of speaking to my head of sixth form and asking if i can retake year 13 (gotta get some control back), and if not then i’ll email the unis and ask if i can defer x
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i’m literally in EXACTLY the same situation as you, so you’re not alone in this. i’m thinking of speaking to my head of sixth form and asking if i can retake year 13 (gotta get some control back), and if not then i’ll email the unis and ask if i can defer x
I’m slightly worried I could be admitted to a unit. My grades aren’t the problem but just me. Good luck
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