Moonlighting has gotten a little bit more difficult with the 80 hr work week (80 hr total is supposed to include all of your work hours, although technically, your program can only be responsible for hours you log into their hospital system. I don't know who would be looking for extra hours after the 80 hr work week to make a few extra dollars, but a chief resident told me that it's still a problem). A lot of programs offer moonlighting hours for residents during their elective months, when they are further away from the 80 hr limit. Also, there are still a lot of ER's/urgent care centers that are looking for IM and other residents who have completed their internship year and have passed step III to fill the overnight shifts. Anyways, it is still possible to moonlight at many programs during certain months, although I have also heard that some programs forbid it.Originally posted by dochuffman
do most have time to moonlight?