Being in a relationship was one of the toughest things (besides the class work) I experienced during my time in school over the past four years. In most relationships sacrifices must be made for the better of the relationship but I truly believe and of course I am bias that medical school is just one of the exceptions. These issues come up even more frequently when your partner isn’t another medical student because you often spend time discussing/arguing over issues that you almost would never have to with another student. I just wanted to give a few tips to those types of relationships that I have learned over the years.
A few tips to success
- Faith 1st, Medical school 2nd, Relationship 3rd and Medical school 4th
- There is always time to study
- Every test is the biggest test of their lives, it never stops
- Medical students hate talking about their day in school, they are just glad it ended
- Sleep is optional
- You can never be studying for too long
- Quality time is centered around exam schedules
- Do not plan things in advance they are too focused on the next exam
- Medical school is our job & for the next 4 years and we will refer to it as such
- NO ARGUMENTS THE WEEKEND OF A TEST
- No hypothetical questions about who they would choose medical school or you. You will lose even if they lie and choose you.
- Discussions during study sessions will not be remembered
- In the eyes of the medical student NOTHING is harder than med school, accept this “fact” because that will never change
- You will never understand what the medical student goes thru and we will never be able to explain it.