Gap Year

A large majority of students are electing to take time off between graduation and matriculation to medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, physician assistant and podiatry programs to strengthen their applications and gain additional experience.

Taking time off can enhance your application, give you time to recharge before entering a demanding program, allow you to save money, and enable you to get more from your professional program. Many future applicants are hesitant to take time off not because they think it’s a bad idea, but because they aren’t sure what they will do. Consider some of the following resources and ideas in planning for your time off: