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

Rosa Pasquarella
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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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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 hear some pretty gnarly stories.

Depending on the strength of your stomach, this could be the coolest or most horrifying part of dating a med student. Rotations in the morgue, ER, and trauma departments will guaruntee your partner some insane experiences that simply must be shared.
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You'll have to perform regular reality checks.

When someone spends all their waking hours in life-or-death decision making situations, it's easy for them to become myopic. Rather than appreciating the health they have and valuing the hard work other, non-medical workers do, they can tend to put their position on a pedestal. It takes a strong partner to sit them down and bring them back to reality.
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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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