In my CA3 year, thinking about how to plan for post July attending life... What do you all recommend about what the best plan could be after finishing residency? My significant other would like to take off 2-3 months after graduation so we can get some real time off after all the busy resident schedule and do some traveling, marriage, etc, before working for the man and being continuously busy working. We would like to consider delaying starting real job so I won't have to sacrifice all my vacation time immediately after starting working and have none left for the year as well. However, we do have to take written boards in end of July, so I'm not sure how much time I should be putting to studying for that, or can I still be traveling around and do some studying each day and not worry? Talking to couple of other people who graduated from other residencies say that you can work for the rest of your life, and that this would be the best opportunity to get some extended time off before settling in, if money isn't an issue (it isn't). What do you think??