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    Hi,

    I've received and offer from King's to study medicine in Sept 2016 but am wondering if people (especially medical students) would recommend perhaps deferring and taking a gap year? I love the idea of getting a job, saving up some money and going travelling at the end of the year but is this a good idea? I guess I just want a bit of a break before the horrors start of medical school (ahh) and would also like to see the world and gain some more experience, but at the same time I guess I could just go travelling in the summers without actually taking a whole year out right?

    I really don't know what to do
    If I do defer I'm also afraid on missing out on all the experiences that my friends will be having in uni and freshers week and being older than everyone else next year... What do I do!

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    Hey,
    I have decided to take a gap year next year, I have a deferred place at Kings, and I think it will be the best choice! After starting medical school it will be at least 10 years before you could even have the possibility of taking a year out as medicine is not a particularly flexible career...Personally, I'm living my life and seeing the world while I'm still young and have no ties to stop me.
    This is totally personal but a gap year is definitely worth thinking about!!
    Beth
 
 
 
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