3 People That Shouldn't Work During Medical School
Holding down a part-time job(s) in med school is not for everyone. Certainly, this direction we have chosen for our lives is not the path of least resistance, and med school requires a lot of focus and tenacity as it is much more of a marathon than a sprint. Perhaps a marathon with occasional sprints worked in is the best analogy.
As a financial advocate for my peers and future medical students, I want everyone to find the freedom in their schedules to make extra money. But the medical school experience is different for everyone. So for some people, I do think it is the best option to avoid pursuing other means of earning. Who are these people?
1. PEOPLE WHO HAVE FAILED A COURSE IN MEDICAL SCHOOL
See my other post on failing a course. It has happened to many people! You are in good company and you will still make a fantastic doctor!
2. PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE CONSTANT STUDYING TO PASS COURSES
The people I am talking to here are people that haven't necessarily failed a course, but may have been close a couple times and have learned the hard way that extra-curriculars are just not meant for them. You know yourself best. Do you have to constantly turn down invitations from friends and family to study? Have you done more than 1 fun thing for yourself this past week? If you can't answer yes to either of those questions, you are probably someone that needs to be constantly studying. There's no shame in knowing exactly what you need to pass medical school.
3. PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE ANY LOANS
If you aren't borrowing money to attend medical school, you either have family footing the bill or you've already figured out how to make a lot of money and you should be teaching me! Seriously, there are some lucky folks that won't go into debt at all for their medical education. Hats off to you! I'm trying really hard to be happy for you and not jealous. Bottom line: if there's no reason for you to make a couple hundred bucks a month, don't do it. Making money is possible but that doesn't mean its effortless.
Are you one of the above? Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to hear how you've decided to manage your financial house while in medical school!
Are you NOT one of the above? Welcome to the club. We have jackets.
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