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Old 07-20-2016
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Hey Guys,

If anyone can reflect on the topic of Gap Years during medical education it would be of great help. I had a 2.5yr Gap during my Basic Science & Clinicals (Between MS2 & MS3) due to personal reasons. How does this reflect on your Residency chances? Any advice on this topic would be of great help!
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That is a very good question. I actually don't think it would affect you much at all (if at all) as long as you have a good explanation for the gap. Negative issues arise whenever you have a gap with really no explanation.

I would just be honest with what happened during that time period. All of the PDs and residency programs understand things do happen in life.

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