I have had a part time job through all 4 years of college, including the summers, averaging 15 hours per week while in school and 30-40 over the summers. Many of these have not been Medically or Academically related. It's not as if I was supporting myself, but this money made things a lot easier on my parents to support me. I also think my grades inevitably were a little lower and my experience more difficult than those who never worked during school. Is this type of work (pizza delivery, restaurant, jobs for money) considered when looking at someone's application, or would I have been better off taking out a small loan while in school? This is more of a just wondering after the fact question..but I do believe working and holding a job made me and anyone else a better person overall.