A wise medical student must appropriate his/her time appropriately and it can be very difficult to neglect someone you love for something that isn’t all that fun to do (lots of studying).Tempers become shorter as weariness sets in, and this can lead to more disagreements and can potentially lead to the implosion of the relationship. Okay, well here’s a special Valentine’s Day article about dating in medical school. Oh, you want to hear more about dating in medical school? It’s Valentine’s Day; so today of course we’d like to focus on love. This year, the majority of my classmates are still in relationships, but some have drastically altered their relationship status.
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.So here’s the best advice, from me and my classmates, for maintaining a romantic relationship during your second year of medical school: Medical school is a very stressful time in your life, especially in your second year. It doesn’t matter whether you’re dating another medical professional or someone outside medicine, communication will help build and strengthen your relationship. It’s hard to spend the day in clinic listening to patients’ problems and then go home and listen to your significant other’s problems. Medical school is overwhelming, but your significant other may be overwhelmed as well.You’re running around to clinic, studying for Step 1 all while you’re trying to learn the information you need to become a good student-doctor in your third year. You need to listen to stories about their day, their upcoming schedule, and their life.We’ve had a few students get divorced, some starting dating other medical students and others started dating a non-med student.I polled a few of my classmates and they all agreed that developing and maintaining a relationship in medical school (or as a dedicated pre-med) can be a challenge.Relationships and Med School So you were accepted to med school, are you going to lose the love of your life?