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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by retaplased, May 15, 2008.

  1. retaplased

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    I am currently a pharmacist working night shift (7on/7off). As medical students, do you think it is possible to keep up this schedule in school? I would love to further my education, but am in the situation of supporting a family and of course morgage payments, etc... I try to keep in mind that much of the basic sciences have already been covered (perhaps not in much depth) in pharmacy school. What do you guys think?
     
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  3. mjl1717

    mjl1717 Senior Member
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    No.. To me the classical conflict which becomes he cross roads for many is: working , raising a family versing the life of academia..
     
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    Moving to Non-trad forum as some non-trad medical students may want to weigh in on how they supported family during medical school.
     
  5. GuzzyRon

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    Honestly, I don't see how you can keep up with such a schedule in med school. Even though they can both perhaps be categorized as health sciences, however, the focus and emphasis in med school and pharmacy school are a lot different. I cannot imagine anyone being able to hold down a full time job on top of a full-time med school curriculum. Med school is extremely stressful. The volume of material is huge, the pace is fast and the stress is high.
     
  6. Luxian

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    Schools do take into account living expenses when doing your financial aid, so you should be able to get loans to cover your basic needs. Working a full time job on top of family on top of medical school is just too much.
     
  7. gman33

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    Are you talking about 7 nights a week with alternating weeks off?
    Highly doubtful.

    During 3/4 years, impossible.
     

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