Has anyone heard of a student taking a year off after med school but before residency for anything besides like having a child? Kind of hoping/dreaming about finding a way to spend a year in a spanish speaking country (thinking Ecuador or Peru) working at a hospital at an underserved area. I am at D.O. school so not sure how that would work (do/md) but I have to feel that having graduated from U.S. medical school, despite not yet from residency, has got to carry some weight somewhere. I realize come nov. of that year I'd have to spend a month or so back in the states depending on how interviews are arranged. I'd love to learn spanish and am particularly interested in working in areas with high spanish speaking populations. Not really curious about hearing about all the logistics of everything, loan repayment, etc, just kinda want a broad response on if anyone has heard of a student doing this and whether or not it was beneficial when trying to match. Thanks guys/gals!