SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) HI guys, I have a dillema. I unfortunately went unmatched this year in my specialty (not FP). As of right now, nothing has panned out in scrambling. However, I have been considering switching to FP, as this was another avenue I was thinking about pursuing. This might also help me to geographically have more options as well (given the large number of programs). The problem is, I didn't think I was going to go into FP, so I have no Letters from FP, and have not done a FP Sub-I. I think if I were to pursue FP, I would like to enter the match this next year full heartedly, and apply to the programs I would be happiest at w/o trying to randomly scramble into some program right now. Does taking a year off after graduation look bad to FP Program Directors? Anyone know of people who have taken a year off, what they did? Obviously doing research will be something I will pursue, but clinically are there any options for a graduated m.d. (so I don't completely forget all my clinical skills). thanks for any advice.