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Will you be able to work while studying neurosurgery


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Richard’s Answer

Working during medical school is all but impossible. Most students take out loans.
I only knew 2 students who worked. One was a tax accountant before medical school and worked in April of our 1st and 2nd year preparing taxes. The other worked in valet parking and combined his workout with his job by running between cars while parking.
A job would interfere with your education and lower your grades.
If you can keep your expenses down (live with parents, attend community college which can be free in some cities, complete your degree at an inexpensive public institution etc) debt doesn't have to be out of control. However the typical student does not do everything they can to decrease expenses then has to be stressed during their first years of practice.

After medical school, the next step is residency. During my residency I was able to moonlight as a physician on my weekends off, but that was 20 years ago and I am not sure if that is still possible.

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Rachel’s Answer

No. Most residency programs require you to sign a contract committing yourself to only working for that hospital where you are studying your specialty. Moonlighting (working extra) is typically not permitted.

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Naiara’s Answer

Medical school and residency require many hours in the hospital and hours of studying. It is very rare that anyone work during medical training. Neurosurgery is probably the busiest and hardest residency and takes 8 years of training (after medical school), so it requires a lot of dedication and focus. I hope this answers your question.

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