I guess that the only way that a school could prevent you from working is to not offer you any work-study aid. I've known several people who were able to hold down a job in med school, but of course their hours dwindled as the semester went on. Also, why not teach on a flexible schedule for Kaplan, TPR, etc.
And although the book is a bit dated, I found it interesting how a classmate of Robert Marion's (in "Learning to Play God") held down a full time job in Connecticut and was able to return to Bronx, NY the night before a test, only attending exams and studying on his own.
I'm thinking of holding onto my Kaplan job and maybe just working one class a week or something, it's not a ton of money but it might help me feel like at least I'm contributing a little, and keep my foot in the working world, and not get completely consumed with just one aspect of my life.
my bf is a law student at uc hastings, and they're not allowed to work their first year.
assuming i get in, i also hope to continue MCAT teaching. another thing i'd be interested in doing is TA-ing undergrad classes. but we'll see how much time i have. at the least i want to be involved in community service.
one of my friends is a mystery shopper. not a whole lot of money but it's pretty flexible. plus not only does she get paid to shop, she gets free food when she does the restaurant gigs. free food is definitely convenient for a college student. for the sit-down restaurants she'll also get to take one or two friends - so free food for me
why not try to work in the school library? it's quiet, all the books are there for you to use, and you occasionally have to check something out for someone. alot of downtime ...
or if the school has dorms, and they need student "security guards" at the door to sign in guests, you are basically getting paid to study.
these were the jobs all the smart people had in college, i would imagine it would also work for med school...