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if i graduate in feb 2014 and apply for residency in sept 2014 , i have a 6 month gap in my CV. Im not planning to take up a job during this time as I will be studying for step 2 .. How bad does a 6 month gap look on my cv?
I wanted to know from ppl who have interviwed this season if any1 was in a similar situation...? ! pls guide !
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if i graduate in feb 2014 and apply for residency in sept 2014 , i have a 6 month gap in my CV. Im not planning to take up a job during this time as I will be studying for step 2 .. How bad does a 6 month gap look on my cv?
I wanted to know from ppl who have interviwed this season if any1 was in a similar situation...? ! pls guide !
You will definitely have to account for the 6 months gap.

Unless you cite a very compelling personal reason, there is no excuse (in the eyes of your interviewer) for not engaging in some sort of scholarly activity during that time.

You don't need to study non-stop for Step 2.
You should try and do something relevant and prioritize your time to allow for sufficient study:
e.g. do research, USCE / Observership, etc., etc.
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