I worked term time and holidays for the first 2 and a bit years. just pub work but is nice to get out the medic-ness for some time each week. No way would I want to be a phleb/nurse etc as part time job while at uni!
i work. i worked in a shop a lot of last year. this year i have much more flexible stuff on to do with mentoring, widening participation that sort of thing with the university and aim higher. that pays much better
i also worked over the summer. if you get a job you can come back to at home keep hold of it and you can work other holidays, otherwise i guess after first year if you wanted you could stay in your uni house and work from there.
Hmm I actually get expelled if I get a term time job... I couldnt manage one anyway because my time is so flexible. One day I might have loads of free time, the next Ill have none and this changes weekly. I do some paid work in the holidays and the like to make sure Ive got enough money to live for the next year but thats about it!
I've done mainly medical secretarial work in the summer holidays for the first 3 years but now I don't really have time. I earn a few quid here and there doing things like research experiments and the student transplant rota, but don't have a proper job. I guess I'd have time for a weekend thing if I didn't have a boyfriend in London...
(Original post by Tyraell)
Why can't you carry on the HCA work? I hear a lot of hospitals are gagging for them.
I could I suppose. I was just wondering whether part time work is possible as a med student i.e. in terms of time. Also, whether there were interesting alternatives as I'd like to gain experience in something else.
I have spoken to my sis about it b4, she has some med students living with her. She says that they dont have part time jobs but jobs during the holidays and use that money during the term. Maybe med students can have part time jobs but I would think only one day per week so either a sat or sun. I think that should be ok if u can balance work time and school time. Hopefully thats a bit of help.