927ss

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Hi I was wondering I have to bring in some type of income while being a premed, actually I am going on my second semester of my freshman year, sounds weird I graduated early. Anyway I was thinking to take a semester off and get some training to be an EMT because I am a semester ahead. Has anyone done this?
 

Zuerst

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I took 2 full semesters "off" to work full time, but I still took some classes, researched, volunteered...etc at the same time. I'm not very informed on this, but I don't think getting EMT certified and working as one would require you to take a whole semester off of school completely.
 

Zoom-Zoom

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Zuerst said:
I took 2 full semesters "off" to work full time, but I still took some classes, researched, volunteered...etc at the same time. I'm not very informed on this, but I don't think getting EMT certified and working as one would require you to take a whole semester off of school completely.
I agree, it seems like overkill and might be something you'll have to expain later when it could be easily avoided. Take a summer course or one over your winter break. I took a three week course and it's definitely the best way to go.
 
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md mayhem

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i know someone who took an EMT class during the summer, he worked nights as some sort of CNA or PCT before getting certified while taking a full semester's worth of classes at the same time (insane i know, he had no life). i dont know how successful he was at getting an EMT job though. But its doable to get certified over a summer or less..

also a good way to make money is to do work doing research..which is what i did. and i'm getting a publication out of it.
 

Aurora013

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I took my EMT course during the semester- it was offered in the evenings twice a week, and every other Saturday. If you're afraid it will interfere with coursework, take a lighter semester (which shouldn't be a problem if you're ahead) and you should be able to do it no problem.
 

Taty

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I worked full time during my undegrad. My advice is do not kill yourself with work only if you really need it....I had to do it since that was a time when I just got to US...anyway I would say according to what I see medical schools do not care if you worked full time during your undegrad, all game about numbers, and to get good numbers you have to study.
 
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