Dating medical school
I especially value my time and absolutely hate wasting time.As a medical student, I feel this constant pressure that “free time” really should be “study time”.My time is valuable but thinking that my time is more valuable than my partner’s is a potential fuel for a fights.Mistake #2 – Allowing miscommunication (especially via text) to cause fights As a medical student, it’s not practical to see my partner or go on dates multiple times a week.Cons: It’s pretty much social disaster if you break up.There’s only so many people in your medical school class and a nasty break-up has potential to alienate some of your friends and make life awkward for everyone.
Disclaimer: the majority of my class began medical school in a committed relationship, which means in my class, the single folks are vastly outnumbered. Pros: Classmates are very understanding of your schedule. You have a permanent study-buddy and they’re less likely to be crabby about you stressing before your test because they’re crabby too.One of the most popular google searches that brings people to my blog is something along the lines of "dating in medical school" based on this post I wrote a year ago.I figured a year, and many many experiences later, that it was time to write an update to that post.I am currently dating somebody and I wanted to share some mistakes I have made and also tips that I’ve picked up along the way.
Mistake #1 – Thinking my time is more valuable than others I’m a very selfish person.
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.