Tips for dating someone in med school
Just because we have to memorize all five generations of cephalosporins and all the bacteria that can cause pneumonia — on top of everything that can go wrong elsewhere in the body — doesn’t mean we can’t be the best partners to our significant others as possible.Here are a few relationship tips from a medical student dating a non-medical person: Sometimes our personal lives can take a back-burner to medical school. Always keep in mind that your partner is your other half — they are not disposable or an inconvenience. Because even once she finishes finals, there's always another final. And then a presentation and an oral exam and a 500-page review textbook to read.If she gets a muffin at 6 every morning from the same place and you ask her to try a new place, she might have a breakdown, so just accept it and move on.6. Whether it's a cool patient she saw that day, a surgery she observed, the size and quality of a poop her patient had (no, but seriously, check out the Bristol stool scale), you'll hear about it.You will miss out on spontaneous weekends with friends, family events, reunions, vacations and more. : It is critical you understand that this relationship is not like any other. Remember, you’re on this journey together, and are both figuring it out as you go.
She feels totally comfortable talking about pee, poop, UTIs, periods, and anything else you find gross. You'll assume she can fix any medical problems you have and you will almost always be wrong. She has a test tomorrow and every day x 1,000 forever.3. Basically, "I love you but I'll see you in five years" is something she's told you as a joke that was not a joke at all.4. So if you spill your deepest, messiest emotions, she'll accept them and try to understand them. Hint: She will just give you aspirin and a lot of the time, it'll fix everything.5. She spends all day listening to patients, lecturers, residents, attending doctors, so she's basically a professional listener. In reality, she probably has no idea why you're having leg cramps, but that doesn't matter because she will pretend to know anyway.