Since OUM’s innovative online approach allows a certain amount of flexibility during the pre-clinical phase, many students elect to work reduced schedules during that portion of the curriculum. However, medical school requires a tremendous time commitment to absorb and digest extensive scientific material. Many students find it difficult to work and also devote enough time to their studies, so they should be prepared to adjust their outside work commitments. During clinical rotations, OUM strongly advises against working and in many teaching hospitals it is, in fact, prohibited.