How long does a Medicine degree remain valid if not used after graduation?Watch
But what about those who might have graduated say 15 or more years ago and never used their degree, is their degree in medicine still valid if they now decide they want to start practising medicine and apply to become F1s? Surely a degree is never invalid if not used but then the course content will have changed a lot over time. Would they have to retake the entire degree at medical school or do some sort of refresher course?
To not do so would be very unusual but I assume you would need to re-do a medical degree yes.
But it is really not advised to take any time out between med school and FY1. Pretty much any other time would be better than just before your first job i.e. probably the biggest 'jump' up you will have in your career. Pregnancy or illness are the only times I've seen that happen.