Ty

Albany, NY

Ty M. dashes to earn extra money while studying full-time as a medical student.

“The fact that I could make my own hours led me to sign up.”

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Ty | Albany, NY

As Ty M. knows, medical school takes commitment. Difficult coursework, hospital shifts at odd hours, clinical rotations, and internships, too.

When he knew he would be starting med school, Ty looked for a way he could earn on the side.

“I knew that I wouldn't have the schedule that allowed me to work a job with consistent hours, so I looked into DoorDash … The fact that I could make my own hours [was important]. I saw the pay was appealing, and that led me to sign up.”

When it came time to make that first dash, Ty was concerned about getting the order to his customer on time. He mentions, for instance, that he didn’t realize you might get to a restaurant before the food is prepared.

“I've found dashing to be refreshing, even relaxing, after a long day of studying.”

“I remember being really concerned about making sure the order was delivered on time ... At first that made me feel like the delivery was going to be late, but you come to realize that it's just part of the process that you can't control.”

As for when he works, Ty builds his dashing schedule around school coursework and responsibilities. And being relatively new to New York, he says dashing has allowed him to explore his new home while earning.

“Lately, I have been picking up orders from restaurants that I have never been to before. I've found a lot of good food spots this way. On a similar note, dashing has allowed me to go out and familiarize myself with the Albany area.”

Now that he’s all settled into med school, Ty says dashing gives him a good reason to get out. “I've found dashing to be refreshing, even relaxing, after a long day of studying, cooped up inside.”

While his primary focus is school, when Ty’s not studying, or in the hospital, or dashing, he enjoys country music, the outdoors, and sports. And though he’s now officially a New Yorker, he’s still a loyal Boston fan.

“Now that I live in New York, I'm certainly the minority when it comes to baseball fans. Regardless, I'll proudly stick by the Red Sox!” he says.

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