I also frequently think because I am a medical student, my time is more valuable than others, especially those without demanding jobs.At the end of the day, I know that’s my pride talking and I need to let go of that superiority complex.Granted I'm busy too, but we talk so little that it's beginning to worry me.It scares me because I can't tell if we're growing apart or if he's really JUST always studying/at the hospital and has no time to give to me. RWhow bout dinner, pick you up round 8ish seriously though, don't take it personal. Support them when they come home after each test, upset because they failed—and gently remind them after they get their well above passing grade how unnecessary the "I'm going to fail out of medical school and never become an MD" dramatics are.5. Some will be extremely rare, others will be more mundane. They will be certain they have it (no second opinions necessary). I think." Read: Married To A Doctor, I Was A Lonely Newlywed... They'll make you hyper-aware that germs are everywhere and on everything. Learn to hide your "ew, gross" reactions when they tell you all the stuff you never wanted to know about your bodily functions.4.
Then during the third year, you are in the hospital or clinic every day and THEN you come home and study.I especially value my time and absolutely hate wasting time.As a medical student, I feel this constant pressure that “free time” really should be “study time”.These statistics could be an abnormality unique to my class, but I know there are many students in the other classes here at USCSOMG who are dating, engaged, or married, too.So maybe dating during medical school isn’t as unusual as you might think…. Date them for long enough, and you'll become one too.6. And when you witness others perform these same acts that, before you began dating your med student, you spent your entire life doing too, you'll wince and wonder, "Ew! Don't they know how many germs and bacteria they're spreading??! Romantic date = Chinese take-out in front of the TV on their 10-minute study break.9. Med school can, and will, turn even the sanest into a hypochondriac. Even though you used to walk into your home with your shoes on, and sit on your bed in the same clothes you just wore while riding the subway, or sat on a public bench in, you'll become far too disgusted to ever do it again. you'll watch yourself transform into the anal retentive person you swore you'd never become. For those that aren’t familiar with the system, the first 2 years of medical school (in the US at least) are “pre-clinical” years, where future physicians learn the ‘basic science’ behind medicine.The foundations of our clinical knowledge are fields such as anatomy, embryology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, and, at least in my school, some basic biostatistics.There may be days or weeks that are harder to do that than others (for example, test week is almost never a good time for a date), but there are plenty of good times to have fun outside of school if you plan it right (for example, post-test weekends are the best time for dating).And it is entirely possible to see your significant other frequently if you make time for it – I currently see my fiancé at least every other day, and if we can’t see each other in person then we talk on the phone.