So I have a two different experiences to draw from: the guy I was dating during my Step 1 studying and the guy I dated during my Step 2 studying. He was a non-med student who had no idea what he was getting himself into. So I said he could bring me dinner or yogurt anytime. A few encouraging texts every day, some great take-out dinners, and many TCBY treats later – I walked out of my exam and settled into a great, but short-lived relationship. I laid the ground rules early on and he stuck around.
I told him how busy I was about to be and how this test determined my life. When I knew he was coming by that evening, I would make sure to study harder during the day so that I would be able to relax later. ☺ Step 2 Studying Relationship: This one was a little bit different because I didn’t really lay the ground rules well. It was definitely motivating having someone sit next to you until you finished your next set of 44 questions, but it was way too distracting.
Relationships and Med School So you were accepted to med school, are you going to lose the love of your life?
Probably not; relationships don’t automatically get a death sentence the minute you start medical school.
Shell shocked was the best way to describe how it felt when the relationship only lasted under a year.
When he wasn’t working, we both often bitterly joked that he was eating or sleeping.
There will be ups and downs, late night study sessions, and flashcards for days, and literal human bones, but you'll learn to love it.
Here's a list of some of the things you need to know about dating someone in med school. Just because they spend their entire week at the hospital doesn't necessarily mean they'll have any idea if that thing on your foot should be looked at.
How med school hurts relationships As stated above, the amount of time and effort that is placed into medical school means that a significant other (SO) will be, by necessity, placed on the “back-burner.” This is a position that many SOs won’t be comfortable with; it’s not fun to be ignored.We fell into the most intense connection either of us had ever experienced, and within about a month of meeting, we were both talking about what it meant to fall in love.We had careers, interests, and personalities in common, and even the friends/family we met on each side approved.They’d be learning something well into their 30s, and in between that and the now, they’re either in a classroom, working on their thesis, taking some sort of exam, or running around in the hospital doing their rounds as doctor. And if you ask me what they do with their free time, I tell you they don’t have any.I’ve known medical students and I know them to be ones who get to miss the most number of holidays. That is why it is pretty hard for them to find relationships outside of the medical university and the hospital.