year off

  1. asquared

    Taking a year off, best ways to keep clinical knowledge fresh?

    Like the post says, I'm an MS3 who's completed almost all her core rotations about to take a year off to get an MPH. Once I return to the med school curriculum I'll be doing a sub-i in pediatrics and hope to take STEP 2 CK after that. Does anyone have tips on keeping clinical knowledge fresh...
  2. Asclepius293

    Global Health Opportunities in taking a year off med school

    Hey all! I am curious if anyone has taken a year off in order to complete global health related studies in between 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and 4th years of med school. I was thinking of either applying for a fellowship, research opportunity, or pursuing a one year masters in public health. The...
  3. ancoraimparo

    MD STEP 1 before MS2?? MPH/MHA instead?

    Hello. I am a med student that has to take a medical leave between MS1 and MS2 for treatment. I also have to remediate anatomy - either this fall or next summer. I applied to and got admitted to an MPH program and a Master's in Healthcare administration program - both start next month and can...
  4. D

    Year off between Medical School and Residency

    I am a MS3 and will soon be an MS4. I want to take an Year off between medical school and residency. What are the pros and cons? What can I do to help my chances? I have a few reasons, for needing the time off. 1. I want an MPH, for knowledge purpose and because I eventually want a leadership...
  5. J

    Making the most of my year off before Physical Therapy School

    Hi there. So I am committed to a DPT program in NYC, starting in summer 2018. I have almost a full year off, and I'm looking to make the most of it. So, does anyone have any thoughts on how I can spend my time, or what I can do to help my career in the future? If you are a physical therapist...
  6. Y

    Midwestern AZ vs DG? MBS

    Got into both schools' MBS program, debating which one would be a better fit. I am from IL but I don't mind at all moving to AZ. Have any of you heard about one being better than the other? I'm set on doing the 2 year MBS in hopes to get accepted elsewhere and drop out after the first year. Any...
  7. D

    Not participating in match...what to do for the year?

    My question is: Since I will likely have to write my Steps (1, 2, 3...) after graduation, which will be very time consuming, is it ok enough to spend my time just studying? I know that it would be good to stay involved in something clinical or research related for my resume but considering the...
  8. kdfa

    What to do in a year off

    Hello, I want to take a year off before medical school so I have more time to prep for the MCAT. I want to use this year to increase my chances of getting in to a medical school if possible, but I'm honestly not entirely sure what to do. I have considered working in a blood bank near my school...
  9. H

    General Admissions & OTCAS Advice to those rejected OT 2017-- gap year

    Hey everyone! As disappointing/embarrassing as it is to say, it's looking like I may be a gap year re-applicant. (rejected to UIC, St. Scholastica, Puget Sound, Wisconsin Madison; waitlisted at Rush; waiting to hear from Wisconsin Milwaukee, Davenport, Eastern Washington University (had an...
  10. H

    Research or Scribing for Gap Year? Advise Please and Thank you.

    Hello Physicians and Future Physicians, First some background regarding my situation right now so you can better answer my question and/or vote in my poll (although, I would really apprecite if you stated the reason for voting the way you did): Just graduated from the University of Notre Dame...
  11. L

    Should I do an SMP

    I'm a little concerned about what I should be doing for my 2nd gap year and I heard a little about SMPs but I'm not really sure. Here are my stats: -Biology major 3.3cGPA 3.4scGPA from a top 20 University -MCAT in 2015 500 (yes I know), retake in 2016 507 -Graduated this May and am currently...
  12. M

    HELP! Need Advice On Path to Med School

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on shaping my path to med school. I am currently finishing up my 3rd year in college. I was a music major for 2 out of the 3 years at one of the best music schools in the country and realized that I REALLY did not want to have to make music...
  13. G

    So, what to do in your gap year?

    I did not get in this cycle, and am waiting until 2017 to reapply, to give myself an entire year to beef up my resume. What are some things to look into? Sort of even questioning my goals at the moment - really just questioning life in general so I don't know what route to take for the next...
  14. Imkay

    PsyD PhD Grad School Advice Needed ASAP Please

    To begin I am an extremely hard worker, I would like to consider myself conscientiousness, determined and goal driven. I am currently in my senior year of undergraduate work and am still unsure of my plans next year. My dream has been to obtain a terminal degree (PhD. or PsyD) in clinical...
  15. D

    Taking a year off to become stronger applicant or Apply this cycle?Graduating Senior!

    Hey guys, Im a graduating senior this upcoming June and have been pre-dental for the last couple of years. I am a Biopsychology major so I have taken all the prerequisites for dental school; Bio, Gen Chem, Ochem, Physics, Physiology, and a quarter of Genetics. I currently have around a 3.2...
  16. P

    Taking a year off during Caribbean med school for surgery

    I need some help from current medical students either in Caribbean or US based med school. Is it possible to take a year off during Caribbean med school either between first and second year or between second and third year (in order to undergo surgery)? Or would this significantly reduce your...
  17. L

    GPA 3.94, MCAT 499, what are my chances? Apply now or take a gap year for service?

    Hi all! Thank you in advance for reviewing my post. I have a few different types of questions: 1. What are my chances now? Status: Senior Double Major: Neuroscience and Psychology, Minors: Biology and Chemistry GPA: 3.94 sGPA: Not actually calculated, but probably not far off 3.94 MCAT: 126...
  18. D

    Advice?

    Hey everyone! So I was wondering if I could get some advice about what to do after graduation. I plan to graduate in the spring and I was wondering what would be better to do on my year "off". Should I: 1. Do a 1 year masters program in medical sciences. This would help me get my GPA high, I...