Dating a third year med student
Any significant others/spouses of med students/residents/etc. ) because I realized that Stephen's love and support was unconditional. But in case I've scared any potential future medical students, the bright side is that things do get better (well, after the first two years of medical school at least... And ultimately, being in medical school actually strengthened our relationship (we got married at the beginning of third year!, I discovered that the third year of medical school is when these high-minded traits begin to erode, an observation that won’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been through traditional medical education.For starters, the entry into the clinical world can be an intensely disorienting experience.First year I dated I had fun during the time that I could manage to spare and second year I lost a lot of myself and my freedoms while buried in the books.Now in third year, that’s kind of the opposite of how I feel.After the 1.5 days I wasted thinking about it, I got my act together. The single person’s dilemma in medical school: 1: date and be labeled as “irresponsible” and less motivated than the married types who go home to ready- made meals and folded laundry, or 2: don’t date and waste your twenties/thirties. The author’s point is in line with what you are saying.The last 2 days I have spent studying in the library have been the most productive days so far and, looking back, I probably should have never starting the Step 2 dating thing. Find a balance between prioritizing studying and dating – easier said than done.
Now, back to the title and maybe the reason why I completely botched my schedule: dating. ☹ First off, in both cases I tried extremely hard to bring my dating life to a halt before launching into study mode, but, as we all know, “When you stop looking, they come.” Step 1 studying relationship: I met someone 2 weeks before starting my arduous 6 week Step 1 study routine.I also added a couple at the end (after #13) that are from my personal experience…Dating a med student is hard and to be honest, I didn’t know what I was getting into when I started dating my boyfriend.We started dating before he even decided to go to medical school.Maybe a mommy-daughter date for dinner somewhere halfway between here and home?I’m not sure yet but I’m enjoying the balance that I found here in third year.Sometimes I find that the treatments are almost second nature because of the way I was taught last year. Maybe a real date outside of the medical school’s walls?Maybe a girls day with my friends that I haven’t seen in a while?Step 2 CK – the last big standardized test you take before you apply for residency.Pretty much your last shot at making up for any deficiencies in your application. I made a schedule (well actually I used my friend’s schedule) – an incredibly ambitious schedule. I am currently on day 6 of the schedule but day 24 of the 28 days I allotted to study.One would think that the third year of medical school would be a crowning achievement—the donning of the white coat, the grasping of the golden ring after many years of striving. The learning curve is voraciously steep as students soak up clinical knowledge at an impressive rate.However, there is a darker side of this transition to clinical medicine.