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Dating a medical student blog

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.

For the next seven to eleven years, your life will look nothing like normal. Respect one another’s time and keep expectations low by communicating honestly and openly. Sometimes that’s all someone needs to know you are thinking of them.

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.

So this article on how to date a med student showed up on my facebook feed today – and while it’s funny and true, it doesn’t really talk about how to deal with the central issue: you don’t have time for a “traditional” relationship.

That problem has led to around a 40% divorce rate and a 90% break-up rate at Boyfriend’s school, and around a 30% breakup rate at mine so far. So I was surprised when I read the article and didn’t see any real suggestions. I realize this is counter-intuitive, but Boyfriend and I both feel strongly about it – scheduling time to be together can hurt more than it helps. None of the test dates should be a surprise, and neither should the fact that you need 4-5 days away for any of them.

It was nice to read all the words of encouragement.

I especially enjoyed hearing things from a man's perspective (thank you for that! And thank you to each and every one of you who has dared to post and share your experience. Sometimes I would come home from work, pull into my garage, and just sit there and cry.

That person has a life, a job, friends, family, and feelings too. This should include all exams, study groups, study time, rotations, interviews, study time, study time, study time.

If you have decided to involve someone on your crazy doctor journey, then you need to sacrifice a little too.

Read more from Marissa on her website:, and her blog: mariskris.

If you insist on dragging someone into this mess, there are four things you need to know…and when I say : Just to be clear and make sure you understand… Be prepared to be the one that bends, and then bends again and again and again throughout this entire journey. Hopefully, they can plan their study schedule around it. It’s probably is easier to go through these medical school years single, but knowing someone is in your corner, cheering you on, and sharing this journey with you, can be worth all the blood, sweat, and tears.

You'll wonder how you ever managed to pass school on your meager one hour of studying per night. " will be the standard excuse for forgetting anniversaries, birthdays, and, if you get this far, probably the birth of your first-born. You'll need friends with unending patience who pretend never to get sick of listening to your endless venting and complaints.