Can I work while in med school?

Yes, it’s possible. However, this is not recommended as it can take a toll on your physical and mental health.

Unlike law schools that offer night or weekend classes to full-time employees, medical schools don’t offer that luxury.

It’s either commit 100% or drop out. Having said that you can still help out with the finances by availing of scholarships or getting part-time jobs ONLY during your summer vacations.

Working while studying, on the other hand, is downright suicidal. Even the brightest full-time students are already struggling to pass their subjects; how much worse if you’re a working medical student?

But again, if you’re really determined, anything is possible. This has been proven by Jomel Lapides, who, despite working while in med school, was able to not just pass but also top the 2020 Physical Licensure Examination. Opens in a new tab.

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