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    makrophage is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Taking a year off

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    I'm considering taking a year off after medical school and was wondering what would be the best way to go about it. Should I graduate on time? or leave a couple of weeks off from my last year and then finish them up at a later time. Do residency programs look down on a person that took a year off?

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    my 2 cents,
    You will have to explain in almost every Interview what did you do during that year, I would say unless you do something to improve your cv, the chances are that is going to be looked down. do you have all the boards passed? if yes, then go for the match and don't waste a year IMHO. If not, then you have no other way. Good luck

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    trust me.. dont do it. I took a year off after college -- before ross and in every single interview i have had, the question always comes up "so i see you took time off.. what did you do???????" -- It really irritates me.

    They really probe on every vacation/time spent off...

    GL

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