Medical School: GAP Year
Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Pre-Medicine Studies at Truman State University
Gap Year and Medical School
More and more medical school aspirants will find themselves with a gap year (or two). Gap year is the time between graduating from college and entering medical school. In part, because of added competencies in the social sciences, and firmer expectations in the area of biochemistry, many students may opt to apply to medical school in their senior, or last year of college. This means you will have a gap of about one year before you would matriculate into a medical school.
This page will feature a few examples of gap year opportunities. If you learn of one that would be appropriate for this page, please send the web link to Dr. Cindy Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine at Georgetown University includes a Master's in Physiology degree in 11 months CAM
AmeriCorps was recommended by Tony Bell (’10) who deferred matriculation to Mizzou by one year in order to take a purposeful break and make a difference at a homeless shelter and health clinic in Denver, CO link
Master of Science in Medical Physiology, one year, non-thesis, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus, MSMP
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (non-thesis) at Iowa State University
AAMC has links for many post-baccalaureate enrichment programs for students who need to improve their academic credentials or who did not complete a ‘science’ major.
Go Abroad! For a listing of many Gap Year Programs see this link.