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What to do in 5th year?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mac_kin, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. mac_kin

    mac_kin Senior Member
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    I'm from Canada and applied to schools in Canada this year but my hopes of getting in are fading each day. So I'm applying to US schools this summer hoping to get in for Sept 2008.

    My question is about suggestions for what to do next year, since I will have already graduated. I'm thinking of travel or work or returning to school and taking some extra courses.

    If I do decide to just take some extra courses, should I take a full course load? Will not taking a full course load impact me in any negative way?

    I was thinking of taking 2 or 3 courses in the fall + working a lot, then travelling in the spring.

    For those who took time off before applying or didn't get in the first time around, what did you do with your year off???

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chuckwalla

    Chuckwalla Junior Member
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    Do whatever you have dreamed of doing. You probably won't get another chance.
     
  3. eikenhein

    eikenhein Supreme Commander Anesthesiologist
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    Do whatever. We are not here to tell you what to do.
     
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  4. MadHopsMD

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    hey I was pretty much your situation two years ago (canadian too). I decided to NOT do a masters, and ended up doing nothing significant: volunteered in the community, worked at Kaplan and other places (non medical related), travelled. They always asked me what I did the past 2 years, and I always told them that I keep myself buzy :).

    So dont fret, take couple classes and volunteer...that should be fine.
     
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