Cheers everyone, apologies for my unannounced and prolonged absence from VMD. I'll be disappointed if there isn't some humorous speculation as to what happened to me, so don't let me down.
As for the requisite updates... I ended up applying to Internal Medicine in the end, spent two months in Australia, and graduated in December. Now I'm free to spend the next five months fretting about residency and/or just enjoying life to its fullest. Wishing you all the best,