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derekmvr
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Working while studying Reply with quote

Hi everyone

I am about to start med and am now thinking about ways to supplement income (since I wont be earning any money and will in fact owe $9000/year). I am curious to see if anyone has any suggestions regarding what types of employment medical students can undertake. Are there any jobs more suited to medical students (eg: CPR training, clinic venipuncturist, etc...)?

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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md-4-me
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

imo: don't work, don't supplement, take out big loans like almost all medical students.

Yes, you'll complain about being 50k or 100k or 150k in debt when you graduate. BUT, to be honest, your income in virtually any field of medicine will wipe out that debt and provide you will a comfortable way of life in very short order. It is not the reason to enter medicine but it is the perk that society feels is reasonable.

To me, medical school is the time to learn to be the best Dr. you can be.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Derekmvr,

md-for-me (appears to be north american) has given you advice that is appropriate for north americans because they often take out massive student loans for medical school (20K to 60K per year). I know this because I did some post-grad work there and came to know medical students.

Most aussie medical students attain CSP places and the financial burden is comparitively small. Some CSP students work casually in science labs as assistants or as uni tutors or outside uni during the first 2 years. I have mates doing med who are employed around 15 hrs per week without too much trouble. Full-Fee-Paying students and BMP students have to be cashed up or have access to the loan scheme. MRBS students are on scholarship. I don't know if CSP students qualify for commonwealth loan schemes.

Also, while medical graduates in America are paid between 35K and 45K throughout all of post graduate training, australian trainees are paid increasing sums as they progress from interns to house officers to registrars. Interns are paind around 40K pa while senior registrars can make 80K or more pa. So money isn't usually a problem for trainees here.
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Lovebite
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

elefant wrote:

Also, while medical graduates in America are paid between 35K and 45K throughout all of post graduate training, australian trainees are paid increasing sums as they progress from interns to house officers to registrars. Interns are paind around 40K pa while senior registrars can make 80K or more pa. So money isn't usually a problem for trainees here.


Interns in WA are getting paid in the vicinity of 60K plus overtime.... so you can expect atleast $75k. Not sure where Elefant is getting those numbers.

I'm just about to start 3rd year, and I've been working roughly 30 hours a fortnight since I started, and have maintained good Med grades. I won't lie, it takes a lot of organisation, and a lot of dedication to study when you can, and not to 'goof off' in the 1-2 hours breaks between lectures....

Its definitely do-able. I'm also a father... and have my children 5 nights a fortnight, which also cuts into my study. I refuse to study more than a few short bursts during the day, on the weekends I have them. Once they're in bed, out come the text books and I study. You do what you need to do.

I think the reality is that if you want it enough, and you're prepared to do what it takes, then you can make just about anything work Wink
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Antsare
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been told 10 hours a week is doable
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:02 am    Post subject: Working while stu Reply with quote

Study and work part time o:
Theres no way I could survive by working full time while studying
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: logicallyadverblogicallylogicallyло& Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:35 am    Post subject: totally agree Reply with quote

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Study and work part time o:Theres no way I could survive by working full time while studying
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: I am sorry that I interrupt you , but could you give more in Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: In my opinion you are mistaken. Let's discuss . Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:37 am    Post subject: Viewtiful THANKS ... Reply with quote

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I noticed that too, so I've been spending a bit more time on it than I normally spend on other topics, just in case. I'll be so mad if there's only 1-2 questions on stereochemistry on Saturday!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:37 am    Post subject: I suggest you visit a site on which there is a lot of inform Reply with quote

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Interns in WA are getting paid in the vicinity of 60K plus overtime.... so you can expect atleast $75k. Not sure where Elefant is getting those numbers.I'm just about to start 3rd year, and I've been working roughly 30 hours a fortnight since I started, and have maintained good Med grades. I won't lie, it takes a lot of organisation, and a lot of dedication to study when you can, and not to 'goof off' in the 1-2 hours breaks between lectures....Its definitely do-able. I'm also a father... and have my children 5 nights a fortnight, which also cuts into my study. I refuse to study more than a few short bursts during the day, on the weekends I have them. Once they're in bed, out come the text books and I study. You do what you need to do.I think the reality is that if you want it enough, and you're prepared to do what it takes, then you can make just about anything work
Exactly! Exactly.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject: Works great !!!!!! Thank you Reply with quote

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In my opinion you are not right . I'm sure. Let's discuss . Write to me in PM.
Earlier I thought differently , thanks for the help in this question.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject: Never mind ! Reply with quote

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imo: don't work, don't supplement, take out big loans like almost all medical students. Yes, you'll complain about being 50k or 100k or 150k in debt when you graduate. BUT, to be honest, your income in virtually any field of medicine will wipe out that debt and provide you will a comfortable way of life in very short order. It is not the reason to enter medicine but it is the perk that society feels is reasonable.To me, medical school is the time to learn to be the best Dr. you can be.
I apologize , but , in my opinion , you are mistaken. Let's discuss . Write to me in PM, we get started .
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:39 am    Post subject: Confirm . I agree with everything said above . Let's discuss Reply with quote

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