Hi, I just found out this morning that I failed step 2 ck. All day, I was thinking and thought that the best way is re-try ck this December but I am afraid not to be able to prepare completely since I am doing rotation at this time.

My question is this... How bad is it to apply Match for 2008 when I am graduating April 2007? Is it that bad to have gap between the graduation and match?

My other question is... Is there a way to get a job as M.D. by myself without going through the match? Is it possible to get a position to work in somewhere?