The Glide Year

The Glide Year

What is a glide year?

A glide year is the lapse of time between applying to medical school and getting in should you decide to apply to medical school after completing the program or at the conclusion of your second year of the program. The application cycle takes about a year from the time the application is submitted to the time the admission committee decides to either accept, deny or wait list you.

Some students use the glide year to work and earn money for medical school expenses; take some additional upper level courses; continue volunteering or shadowing or use the time to travel and do some things they've always wanted to do. Make the most of your glide year because once you begin medical school, your time will be consumed.