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What to do with a year off?


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Jul 11, 2005
    I am seriously considering taking a year off. What do you think would be the best thing to do?

    Teach English in Japan
    1 year MBA program
    1 year MPH program
    Year-long internship

    Anything else that would benefit me?


    Even Kal has bad days...
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    Jun 23, 2005
      What do you want to do with your medical education?

      If you want to do things like primary care, GP, social work stuff - an MPH would help.

      If you want to run your own practice, an MBA would help. But neither needs these degrees, so I'd say do what you are interested in and do it well.
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      Jan 23, 2006
      1. Medical Student
        Any of them would be great; they are all productive choices, so I guess it's up to you to decide which you would enjoy the most. The only choice I have hesitation with is the teaching in Japan only because it would be a bit difficult to fly back and forth to your interviews. Good luck!


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          teaching english in japan- No...it will be difficult during the application process..especially the interview.

          the other three are a good idea...do whatever you are most interested in.
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