Dan S., MST USMLE Tutor
I agree with Sana and David. I think it’s also worth noting that all we have so far is an “earliest” date of 2022…given the logistics that still remain to be ironed out for this transition, I could definitely see that date getting pushed back. Another reason to not plan a medical school application timeline around the changes.
Of course, there are lots of other good reasons to take some time off before medical school – bolstering your application, sure, but also making sure its the right path for you.
@student-soma, I haven’t personally heard that rumor, but we’re all sort of guessing until we hear more from USMLE. Here’s a summary of what we know so far: https://www.medschooltutors.com/blog/decoding-the-usmle-step-1-pass-fail-decision