Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum---I actually just found out about it. Looks great! So, I graduated med school 4 years ago (US grad). After graduation, however, I took off. And I mean I took off----I pretty much hit the road. I can't say I've done anything even remotely clinically relevant. I traveled extensively, worked abroad in various jobs, got hitched, and basically became a vagabond. I don't regret for one moment what I did. I took Step 3 of the boards 2 years ago and passed it on the first try. I'm happy with the path I took. But, it's time to get back to reality! I want to go into internal medicine---location isn't really important, as my wife is willing to relocate wherever I get a spot. Does anyone have any advice for me? Do programs lock out applications from people who've been out of medicine for x number of years? Also, do I go through the match, or do I just scramble for unfilled spots? Do I do interviews? Thanks!