Dating in medical school requires both people in the relationship demonstrate thoughtfulness and a willingness to communicate.
Relationships in the normal world face challenges with things such as communication, finances, intimacy. Relationships with people in the medical world are no exception. However, they do have their own set of unique challenges. Luckily, they also have some unique benefits! Below I go through some pros and cons of relationships with a medical student or resident.
Dating in medical school is not easy. During the first two years, you are constantly studying and making sure you are passing and hopefully acing!
Medical school is not only time-consuming; it is mind-consuming. I especially value my time and absolutely hate wasting time.
I also frequently think because I am a medical student, my time is more valuable than others, especially those without demanding jobs. With that being said, I often rely on texting and other forms of electronic communication to stay up to date with my ificant other.
However, there is so much room for miscommunication via these methods. I try to avoid miscommunications by trying to be as clear as possible in my texts.
Dating in medical school: how to make it work
If a fight starts, I try to end the fight by talking on the phone or seeing each other in person. Mistake 3 — Not reaffirming my ificant other enough I often forget that as human beings, we need to be reminded and reaffirmed that we are loved and cared for. Needing to be reminded that we are loved is not insecurity. Wanting love is a natural human desire. Tip 1 — Schedule protected time for your ificant other Protected time with my ificant other is probably the most important part of having a successful relationship.
My partner and I have date nights at least once or twice a week. We only cancel if absolutely necessary.
Dating in medical school
I have a policy of never allowing myself to go to sleep angry at my partner. Dating in medical school is not impossible. Whether it is looking for that special someone or being in a thriving long-term relationship, you can always find ways to make work. However, medical school is not easy, so you will have to prioritize and sacrifice for the people that really matter to you.
Pros and cons of dating a medical student/resident
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