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adamlc18 said:I was just wondering whether most of you guys took out more student loans to pay med school tuition and pay for living expenses or if you are able to make enough moonlighting during med school to live and pay tuition? Thanks.
Doggie said:I just got my license a few days ago, so I am not sure if I can make enough money on the side just yet. However, a few other senior guys in my program make enough on the side to support their family. One recent graduate made so much moonlighting that he was able to buy cars, motorcycles, and all these other fancy toys.
headsup said:What is moonlighting? (Sorry to ask, but I am new, and I am on track to dental and thinking about OS) or should I rephrase it,, what type of moonlighting would someone do when in med shcool to make enough money?
openwyd22 said:How many programs allow you to moonlight? Or is that kind of tough to figure out because it is more of a hush hush sort of thing?
Also, are you able to moonlight b/c you have a DDS/DMD or is it because you are in an MD program?(do 4 year programs allow you to do it as well?)
From what I gather, you may not have time during the whole four year program and for six year programs, you could probably only do it during the medical school years.
Please enlighten me. Thanks for the help.
OMFSdoc said:Sounds like you answered your own questions. Doesn't seem to be much time in a 4 year program. During a 6 year program, medical school is the only free time to potentially moonlight. Also, I don't know any programs that openly allow or encourage moonlighting. It is a hush hush thing if you choose to do it.
toofache32 said:I agree.
I actually went out and bought a coat just like the other med students so I would blend in. The residents that know you're OMFS tend to expect more out of you and will try to get you to do things like sign your own orders. It's nice to just fly under the radar. But I still got abused on my surgery rotation...they gave me every face lac that came through the door.esclavo said:How is it wearing the short coat for a few years?