Temp Job before Residency?

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We can finish our degree requirements by March at my school. Did any of you have temporary gigs before starting residency? I don't want to work 80 hr weeks and I will most definitely be catching up on Guitar Hero but I'd like to bank a little cash before starting residency.

What can you do with an MD but no medical license for a couple months? I've already been a barista so cross that off the list. :)
 

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You can't do anything intern/doctorlike due to having no liability insurance.
So barista might be an OK choice :)
 

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Besides the lack of liability insurance, the OP states he/she will also not have a medical license.

Unless you are interested in being a felon, your MD degree without a license or insurance makes you an overeducated barista.
 

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OK, to avoid felony charges, no medicine. There must be something we can do aside from play doctor. Or are we all useless outside of an exam room? I was a pretty good barista, but I'd like to do better than $8 an hour. And I think my husband will kill me if I tell him after 4 years of med school, I'm going back to pulling espresso shots.
 

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I worked for a catering company for the last 6 months of fourth year. A couple of friends did it too--kept us off the streets, out of the bars, and we made about $10/hr.

I would think you could find some cash work as a home health aide on Craigslist.

Other than that, there is very little in medicine that you are qualified to do....actually nothing that I can think of.
 

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You can do medical transcription if you can type. Can pay quite well, and you can do it from home, in your pajamas, while playing Guitar Hero.
 

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you can substitute teach, though there is some start up cost involved, and you may want to start the ball rolling on that before march or you likely won't be able to work before residency starts. Usually pays btw $80-150/day depending on the school district. I sub'd before med school and before residency. Very easy work (esp with high school or junior high) and you can work or not work whenever you want.

I also worked as a school nurse assistant (something medical after all!). Wasn't looking for it, just kinda fell in my lap, and it paid $13/hour. Was very easy, and I spent most of the time giving ice packs and crackers.
 

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wow you guys are industrious. I was just trying to survive until graduation at that point in 4th year...LOL. But we actually didn't have really any time off at the end of 4th year either...I mean maybe 3-4 weeks max between graduating and starting residency.
 

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The local Dominos is actually advertising 20$/hr for delivery drivers. At that rate, I might consider it myself! ;)
 
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