IMG- Gaps in medical school

#1

I have one year gap during my medical school training due to family reason. Can you please give me a hint how that should be explained in my MSPE?

#2

While it is important to explain gaps do not have to give details on the illness itself (leave that if it comes up during the interview) rather what positive you have gained from the gap. In many cases a person who took a break even from an illness there are many positive things that could have happened that may have prepared you to return with force and enthusiasm. List the quality activities you have done while off and how ready and prepared after you returned.