Medical school, in the best of circumstances, is challenging, and having to learn virtually might add stress and further complications. If spending your first year in medical school in virtual classes isn’t a good fit for your learning style, then you might want to consider other options, like a gap year.
Taking a gap year can be a strategic plan, as long as you have several resume-building activities in place. By seeking opportunities or experiences, you can gain new skills, meet a diverse set of people, and give back to your community.
From meaningful volunteering experiences and research opportunities, to pursuing hands-on clinical practice, it may pay off to add solid experience to your resume. Read through Kristen’s suggestions for gap year options for medical school students in Forbes.