I'm a current college senior planning on working for a year before applying to med school, so I'll be going through the secondary/interview process the fall after I graduate. The way things are shaping up, it's looking like I may have the opportunity to work oversees in a health/bio related capacity. As a result, I was wondering how much flexibility one has in scheduling the timing of interviews, since if I did take a job abroad, I would obviously have to fly back to the states for them. I plan on applying to a decent number of schools (at least 15), mostly centered in the mid-atlantic and northeast, but also to a few cali schools, and possibly a couple others in different regions. My stats are such that I can reasonably hope for a fair number of interviews. Is there any chance I would be able to group all of my interviews into, say, a 3 week period? If not that, would two somewhat shorter periods be sufficient to fit several interviews? Finally, if I could somehow work out a way to spend the first six months working in the states, and then the following six months abroad, when could I expect my last interviews to be? I should add that I realize that other things besides the interviews (sending and recieving secondaries, getting in touch with schools, etc.) would be significantly more difficult to do from outside the US, but those are all factors I'd have to weigh against the benefits of a cool/impressive/stimulating experience working in an exotic locale.