lifestyle Things You Need to Know About Dating Someone in Med School  

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If you think medical school is hard, try dating someone who's in it. Dating a doctor-to-be is a challenge and an adventure. There will be ups and downs, late night study sessions, and flashcards for days, and literal human bones, but you'll learn to love it. Here's a list of some of the things you need to know about dating someone in med school. 
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They'll disappear for days at a time.

A med-student's exam schedule can be pretty intense. Between classes, labs, and study groups, you'll definitely learn that absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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Sometimes they'll be just as in the dark about your health issues as you are.

Unfortunately, med school takes time. Just because they spend their entire week at the hospital doesn't necessarily mean they'll have any idea if that thing on your foot should be looked at. Leave that stuff to the graduates.
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Communication is key.

With crazy schedules and even crazier class loads, you're going to need to be able to communicate well. Plan time to be with each other, and you'll be golden.
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You'll become their biggest supporter.

Med school is hard. Duh. If you're not currently in school yourself, it can be easy to forget what rigourous studying and endless classes can feel like. At times, you're going to need to be their cheerleader. You obviously wouldn't be with them unless they were great, so remind them.