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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by QuinnTheEskimo, Jan 14, 2014.

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  1. QuinnTheEskimo

    QuinnTheEskimo

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    I am expecting to enter medical school in August. I've had a lot of trouble securing a paying job (scribe, etc) because they all require at least 1 year commitment.

    Anyone have any recommendations? I would like to earn some $$$ and I am open to anything. Thinking of getting my bar-tending license.
     
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  3. aishtr1295

    aishtr1295 2+ Year Member

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    Look for temp jobs; they do 6 month contracts
     
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  4. BlueLabel

    BlueLabel 2+ Year Member

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    Part of it comes down to how ethical you're willing to be. In theory, you could accept a position while describing your future plans vaguely. "Eventually I want to go to med school and be a doctor" e.g. is technically true although it neglects to mention that you've already been accepted for the fall. Not saying I recommend this, but it's just a slightly unethical option to consider.

    Tending bar is a sweet gig provided you work some place busy. Can make a lot of money, especially if you have some experience, although to an extent this depends on your location.
     
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  5. AquiVoy13

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    You could always try to find a tutoring gig. No hard feelings if you leave in April/May/June because that's when the semester ends for students.
     
  6. SN12357

    SN12357 2+ Year Member

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    Temping, tutoring, retail, food service...you're already into medical school so don't bother with something related to medicine. Those jobs aren't going to want someone who is leaving in 6 months anyway.

    Pretty sure most places aren't going to want a rookie bartender who is going to leave, either. The serving jobs are more transient and require less training.
     
  7. QuinnTheEskimo

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    That's the thing...I haven't been accepted anywhere yet, but I have 9 II, so I am assuming that unless I completely suck at life, i SHOULD be able to turn one of those into an acceptance.

    But it makes me want to continue to do medical things, just in case.
     
  8. Pacna

    Pacna Dyslexics, untie! 2+ Year Member

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    I don't think you have to disclose outright your future plans. If they ask, by all means tell them, but it's not unheard of to work at a place for 2 weeks before finding a better job. That's essentially what you're doing.
     
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  9. Odi

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    I'm a server at a fine dining restaurant and I make a great living for working only part-time weekends. I've worked bar-tending too but I find serving more enjoyable.

    I couldn't find a job related to my degree no matter how hard I searched (Biochem).

    lol @ school
     
  10. darkjedi

    darkjedi how did this get here I am not good with computer 7+ Year Member

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    whats wrong with a 1 year commitment? Start in May, end in May, you still have time to do some neat stuff for 2 months before med school.
     
  11. QuinnTheEskimo

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    I applied this cycle and I am hoping to start school in August 2014.
     

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