Everyone has a different path.
Maybe there’s a reason that you weren’t supposed to start medical school this year!! You have a gap year to do something exciting with—take the opportunity!! There are thousand things you could do. You could do something really incredible that will make you a better medical student and a better doctor later.
This can be an opportunity and not a set back.
You have to go at your own pace—whatever that pace is!
And hey: go read about some cool things to do on your gap year.