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What do you do for money during the summer?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by p9142, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. p9142

    p9142 UR out of your element! 5+ Year Member

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    I am wondering how you current medical students pay rent/living expenses during the summer. I know that getting a research job is an option, but it seems like the pay might not be enough to live on.
     
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  3. lattimer13

    lattimer13 good boy! 10+ Year Member

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    i run a couple glory holes at $10 a pop. not me personally...i just oversee those who work in them.
     
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  5. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Most people seem to either be supported by their parents or they just save some of the money allocated to them for the first year.
     
  6. LJDHC05

    LJDHC05 Former Chicken Slayer 5+ Year Member

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    sell some semen or a couple eggs...

    Or get a job...hippie

    usually the financial aid packages for grad students cover 12 months living expenses, so you should be all set
     
  7. ColinHay

    ColinHay Its A Mistake 7+ Year Member

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    I will prety much do anything for money. Why what do you need?
     
  8. Pianoboe01

    Pianoboe01 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Borrow enough money during the academic year to cover your summer expenses.
     
  9. steppwolf

    steppwolf Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    panhandling
     
  10. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

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    and the rest of us get a job.
     
  11. p9142

    p9142 UR out of your element! 5+ Year Member

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    That's what my question was really about. What kind of job do you get during the summer that is sufficient to support yourself? I imagine that employers aren't anxious to hire people that will only work two or three months. I've had a professional job in computer engineering, but there is no way an engineering firm will hire me for just the summer. Are there any jobs that medical students are qualified for after MS1 which enable students to make enough to pay rent and eat?
     
  12. Dakota

    Dakota Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    At NYU (and I imagine this is the case elsewhere) we have a lot of fellowship opportunities that pay $350/week for 35 hours work. Not a lot of money, but these things at least keep students occupied, give them a chance to explore a field of medicine or research, and create positive cash flow. Any student who wants one will get something, not necessarily their first choice though.
     
  13. p9142

    p9142 UR out of your element! 5+ Year Member

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    That would be perfect. Hopefully I can find something similar at my school.
     
  14. NERDY

    NERDY Member 10+ Year Member

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    When I took Kaplan for the MCAT, most of my teachers were medical students. My class was from May-August. Good luck!
     
  15. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin 10+ Year Member

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    Well, you could ***** yourself out to a thousand fat chicks for $50 or a hundred really fat chicks for $500...

    What fat chicks need love too... but they have to pay.
     

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