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med school summers

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Dansh, Jun 29, 2002.

  1. Dansh

    Dansh Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    can someone tell me what most medical students do with their summers?
     
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  3. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    Whisker Barrel Cortex 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Unfortunately, we usually have only 1 and a half summers off.

    In the one between 1st and 2nd year, people did a variety of things including research, preceptorship (working in a clinic or hospital), traveling, relaxing. This break is usually 2-3 months long.

    In the summer between 2nd and 3rd year (1-2 months) most people studied for the USMLE Step II for a chunk of it then relaxed the rest of the time.

    There is no summer vacation after third year, you work straight through.
     
  4. Becket

    Becket Senior Member 15+ Year Member

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    At some schools, there isn't a summer break after second year either. You take a couple of weeks to study for Step 1 and then it's straight to 3rd year.
     
  5. KyGrlDr2B

    KyGrlDr2B 7+ Year Member

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    Must be nice to have that long off between 1st and 2nd year. My year ends in July and begins again in August next year. :rolleyes:
     

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