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Unhappy Gaps in the CV

hey! i finished my mbbs in march dis year n now preparing for step 1... but im not attached to any hospi/working newhere right now... how badly does this gap in my CV affect my chances of residency?
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Hey guys! I am currently studying medicine in Italy. I am a US citizen. I left med school for 2 years because of financial reasons during the pre-medical portion of my MD program. My school hasn't been recognized by the Cali board yet but it is not disapproved. I am supposed to graduate in 2017. I will take another year and a half off to complete USMLE steps and to do clinical rotations to obtain LORs. What are my chances of matching into a FM program if I get high USMLE scores and good LORs? Will those gaps affect my chances negatively?
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Hey guys! I am currently studying medicine in Italy. I am a US citizen. I left med school for 2 years because of financial reasons during the pre-medical portion of my MD program. My school hasn't been recognized by the Cali board yet but it is not disapproved. I am supposed to graduate in 2017. I will take another year and a half off to complete USMLE steps and to do clinical rotations to obtain LORs. What are my chances of matching into a FM program if I get high USMLE scores and good LORs? Will those gaps affect my chances negatively?
If you take a 1 1/2 year off and do many clinical rotations alongside studying, then that will be just fine. Be careful though to plan fully, and not just do 1-2 rotations in such a time period. Studying for the Steps is not a valid explanation for taking so much time off.
Otherwise, with US citizenship and good scores you'lle be just fine
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And do Program directors care if it took longer for me to graduate? (8 years instead of 6)
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And do Program directors care if it took longer for me to graduate? (8 years instead of 6)
I don't think you'll have a prob. PDs would be more circumspect if you'd have failed two years of med school (that would be very bad)! Just explain to them that money was tight back then and that in your final portion you had lots volunteering experiences/research exp/observerships etc
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