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Work during school?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Jalby, Jul 30, 2002.

What would you do?

  1. Study during the 10 hours a week

    12 vote(s)
  2. TA the class and make bank

    32 vote(s)
  1. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    Hey All. I'm starting school in a few days, and I also recieved an opportunity to continueing TAing the class that I have TAed the past 2 years. Since I've done it so many times, it wouldn't take much work. Literally 10 hours a week, which includes all travel time. I would do it Tueday and thursay from 4-8. I'm just curious if you guys think I would have the time and if you guys would do it yourself. I would be making about 1400$ a month from this, which would most definately help out the money supply.
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  3. Centrum

    Centrum SMILEY KING 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    I think you should definately do it. That is some much needed cash, and the 10 hours will give you time off from studying.
  4. mamie

    mamie 7+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    I think you should do it too. I'll probably be working two jobs. Have fun at Keck. I have two fellow classmates joining you there so I hope you all do well.
  5. Coalboy

    Coalboy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2001
    East Providence, RI
    $1400 a month? And to think that I was happy about a job opportunity that may bring me max $250 a month. :) I say do it.
  6. rs3

    rs3 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    I voted for "study the 10 hrs" but only because its the first semester of med school and you might want to see what its like and how much studying you'll need, adjustment time etc. before committing to teaching a class (even if it is only 10 hrs). But if you're pretty sure you'll be comfortable with studying and working...definitely go for it ;)
  7. shag

    shag Supreme Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2002
    Keeping the job depends on how well you manage your time. Be careful not to screw yourself by having to work the night (or 2-3 nights) before a test. Can someone cover for you if it gets tough?

    I had a consulting company before medical school. I have maintained old clients throughout my med school career (I'm in my 3rd yr). I have had to take breaks when life got rough, especially during systemic path. My work often functions as a welcome study break.

    Again, be careful not to screw yourself. You are going to be busy, likely very busy. Make sure you aren't spreading yourself too thin.
  8. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    A little bit more info. All on the good side. I will be in school 8 weeks before I would start TAing, so I will have plenty of time just to back out. Also, I do have about 2 people who would love to cover for me if neccessary (I kind of got them the job). So I just set it up so that I can do it, with me being able to back out 3 weeks before it starts if neccesary.
  9. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    So I decided to make bank for all of you who care. It shouldn't be that bad, plus I need the $$$ considering my rent will be 750$ a month.
  10. kenfused

    kenfused Senior Member Partner Organization 7+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2002
    SDN Partner
    sounds good!
    If you have a job, you'll just spend less time messing around. Basically, you'll be more disciplined and probably do just as well, or even better!
  11. dr kevin40

    dr kevin40 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    jalby, where will u be TAing? at ucla or usc
  12. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I'll be doing it at UCLA. Same class I have been TAing the past 2 years.

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