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Job during gap year?

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

  1. QuinnTheEskimo


    Jan 9, 2014
    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

    Jan 30, 2013
    Look for temp jobs; they do 6 month contracts
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  4. BlueLabel

    BlueLabel 5+ Year Member

    May 6, 2012
    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


    May 10, 2013
    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

    Apr 23, 2013
    Temping, tutoring, retail, food'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


    Jan 9, 2014
    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

    Jun 2, 2013
    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


    Jan 7, 2014
    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 Physician 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    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


    Jan 9, 2014
    I applied this cycle and I am hoping to start school in August 2014.

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