When do you think med schools will start making time off after undergrad a requirement for admission? Business schools do it. Architecture schools do it. It seems many professions are leaning toward making their students obtain real-world experience before earning a professional degree. It's becoming tougher and tougher to get into med school. The added experience of at least a year off can strengthen an application. Will it ever be required? Or at the least, when will schools stop advising students to finish all requirements in 3 years because it's the "norm" to apply while still in school?