I'm sure that this topic is somewhere else in SDN, but I can't find it for my life. I'm an MS3 right now, and I'll be finishing school in December of next year. I had to spend an extended amount of time out of school for personal reasons, but have always maintained good grades/scores. My question is one I worry about frequently: What am I going to do with myself in between graduation (in December) and the match? Ideally, I would begin residency in the town where I grew up, but I am not sure how to go about this. I am currently in school in a place where there are no residencies, so staying here is not an option. I am not sure what options I would have between graduation and match except perhaps a job outside of medicine for 6 months (keeping in mind that very few jobs will even hire a person that has no chance of being permanent!). Does anyone have any ideas? I would greatly appreciate!