This really depends upon the student. Medical school requires a tremendous time commitment to absorb and digest a huge quantity of very complex information. Many students find it difficult to work while also devoting a sufficient amount of time to their studies. OUM has no official policy against students working while attending medical school, but we do stress that academic studies must take priority, and of course students must remain in good standing (taking a minimum of 24 weeks of instruction per year) and successfully complete all their courses in order to progress.

Since OUM’s innovative online approach allows a certain amount of flexibility during the pre-clinical phase, many students elect to work reduced schedules in their pre-clinical years.