I'm planning on taking one gap year between college and medical school, and I assume this would be considered "non-traditional" but most of the topics on this forum are about applying many years after college. Anybody here know in college that they wanted to go to medical school but opted for a gap year? I have the stats to get into medical school so I'm not doing this to improve my resume, just because I think it will be a good experience to take a break before a long period of intense education. So for those of you who did it, how good of an experience was it? Do you think it helped you ward off getting "burned out" in med school? Did you find that you were more focused when you started classes again? What did you do during the gap year? Does it have to be medical related? Thanks in advance!