I'm looking at test prep and am starting to schedule 4th yr rotations. My schools offers an optional independent study rotation for the steps and I have a few weeks of vacation I could use. I was planning on using the independent study month to study for step 2 but was wondering if this would look bad on residency apps? I'm not looking at anything super competitive (peds/psych/neuro/IM) and am happy with my step1 performance, but would still like to do well on the test and my rotations at the end of the year are pretty jampacked. Would it be better to use some vacation time? I'm a slow learner and am afraid if I scheduled an easy rotation for the first month of 4th year I'd fall behind on studying.