Dating a medical school student
Our date nights are exactly what I need to rejuvenate my studying, my drive for success and my marriage.
There have been plenty of instances where we did have miscommunication issues, and the first year of medical school did put some strain on our relationship.
He encourages, facilitates and reinforces my learning by asking me to explain what I’m learning.
We can have conversations about things outside of medicine, which I feel keeps me grounded, and keeps me intellectually curious.
As a tour guide on interview days for my school, the most frequent question I am asked is: “What’s it like to be married — or to pursue a relationship — while in medical school? More than a year ago, I was asking the same question to medical students I met during my interview days, apprehensive about how school would affect or change my relationship with my husband.
It is a valid concern: when something we’ve worked so hard to achieve seems all-consuming, how is it possible to still be a human being with outside interests, including a healthy relationship, when those relationships also take considerable time and focus? A tremendous help was keeping an up-to-date calendar.
He still understands the value of biomedical science, and for that I am grateful.
When not studying, she enjoys traveling, hiking, writing, and spending time with her husband and infant daughter.