I am a MS4 deciding what I should do after graduation. I am seriously considering taking the year off and doing some research at a facility so that I can boost my skeleton-like CV in order to apply to more competitive programs. I am just unsure of the image that this will portray to DME's when I apply the following year. Do most university programs frown upon this behavior and prefer residents who are fresh out of medical school who haven't had such a hiatus? Or should I just suck it up apply to some program and take a year off during residency to do research? Any help would be appreciated.