We started out as lab partners, then gradully friends, and as the school year progressed, we grew closer.I know some of you have asked more about him, but I prefer to keep that part of my life a bit more private :) So having been on all sides of the medical school relationship, as I watch my own relationship grow, and watching the paths of some of my classmates' relationships, here are some of my thoughts on the crazy medical school dating path.Especially in the first few months of school, when you are making new friends and getting used to the new hours of your life, making sure your partner is a part of it is so important.Not to say they have to come to every hang out you have with your med school friends, but having them know your friends and having your friends know them makes everything easier.We weren't on the same life path, didn't want the same things, and overall weren't a good match anymore.Three quarters of a year later, I'm now dating someone I go to school with.At the beginning of his fourth year, I moved four states away so that I could start medical school.Three months in, we mutually agreed to end our relationship.
Sending a quick text to check in or say hello or ask how their day is a little thing that can make a big different to the person who misses you.I think the most important thing to remember is that your medical student boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse does not want to spend all night in the library. Getting to cook a nice dinner together, go on a walk around sunset, and then cuddle up to watch a movie. Failing out of medical school and owing thousands upon thousands of dollars back to the government.Your significant other probably wants nothing more than to hang out with you, but the crushing feeling of not knowing enough or not feeling prepared for a test is life-consuming.There are times where you just won't be able to talk to your SO, as much as both of you would like to.
Sometimes you may have to prepare them that a big test is coming up and you won't be as available.
They'll feel better that you're thinking of them when you're apart, you'll get a chance to take a mini break, and it prevents any blow-ups about not hearing from you.