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Old 08-09-2015
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hi i have almost 3 years gap in my CV ,what can i do cover up?i didn't do anything except study for steps and due to family reason it took me long time to complete it.
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You will want to address your gap honestly but briefly. If you do not talk about it anywhere, programs will wonder why you are hiding that information.

There is a place to talk about gaps on your MyERAS Application. You can also address it in your Personal Statement, but only if you are very careful about your phrasing. If you choose to talk about it in your PS, keep it quick (two to three sentences tops), positive and end on how it helped you grow as a doctor or person.

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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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