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Old 06-23-2015
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Hello guys!
IMG, Step 1 210/ Step 2 205 / Step CS Passed (everything first attempt) Applying for IM. Doing research :2 publications/1 Book Chapter/1 Abstract/ 1 poster. 4 LORS (US DOCTORS)

I had a Gap in my medical education, but in my MSPE that gap is not shown!. Do you guys think I should mark the " Did you extend or interrupt your medical education" box? I know this is a Red Flag. So please tell me what do you think.

Thank you so much.
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Yeah, you need to mention it. It might not be stated in the MSPE but the month and year you started med school will be somewhere on your application. If you started in 2008 and your diploma/transcript/application says degree granted 2015, people can do the math and realize it took longer than normal. Better to explain than let PD's guess why and assume the worst
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