If you love this post, check out my recent Update! The reason I decided to start this blog is because I needed a way to express how incredibly wonderful, difficult, frustrating, interesting, and crazy life can be dating a medical school student. Dating a medical school student carries so many different emotions because of the time commitment your significant other dedicates to medical school, the demands of everyday life, and keeping the connection alive through all of the studying and long hours of work. I guess in order to truly start this blog off — I should go to the beginning…. Future Dr. At the time, I was studying Finance and Accounting, with dreams of working at the Big 4.
Romance in medical school? These students say yes
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Medical school is hard. But so is maintaining a relationship. But some medical students are balancing the demands of both—navigating their way through lessons, exams, clinicals and romance. She and her boyfriend have been together for over three years. The couple, she says, remains mindful of that truth, but prioritizes making the most of their limited time together. Although medical school forges a bond of commonality where relationships are often a natural outgrowth, some medical students prefer not to date within their class.
Dating in Medical School
Dating a doctor certainly sounds sexy, but dating a resident is a whole other beast. Like any relationship, dating a resident takes some work. However, it can also be incredibly rewarding if your relationship can come out on the other side. If your relationship lasts through the residency then you will be stronger for it, though the demands of being with a doctor never really go away.
To date or not to date in med school. In fact, some people might argue that the positives greatly outweigh the negatives because having a support system during one of the most challenging points in an educational career is much more important. A med student spends her entire day around her peers in an incredibly competitive environment. Having someone who can offer support and encouragement is really healthy for a medical student as it helps maintain balance.