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Hello all,
This is probably a stupid question, but I was wondering if students in med school get summer vacation. If they do, do they typically do medical school related activities in the summer (i.e working in a hospital, research, etc.)? Thanks in advance!
 

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Yes, between 1st and 2nd only. People do anything they want including vacation, travel, research, clinical stuff. I recommend that you have fun, you don't get much time off until 4th year. :)
 
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Thanks for the reply.

Do you know what types of activities med students do in the summer time after that summer between the first and second years?
 

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This was my med school summer schedule:
MS1-2: 3 months
MS2-3: 6 weeks (you will use a lot of this time studying for step 1)
MS3-4: a weekend (but i have had three months off so far this year, so no complaints about this)..

There are numerous opportunities to do things b/w MS1 and 2 years. Some do research, go to medical camps, tutoring.....many do NOTHING (not a bad option, since second year is a real bear!). It largely depends upon what your interests are..doing something during this time may be helpful (but not necessary) for your residency applications (not to mention the $$$$)...

Good luck.