Dating in medical school
Contrary to popular belief, medical school doesn’t require you to live in a cave and never see other people. Some of my classmates love relaxing and watching movies with their boyfriend/girlfriend to de-stress, and others love getting outside to run or hike together.
Admittedly, though, thoughtful surprises during a stressful week of medical school are always appreciated!
It’s obviously a very exciting time of life, and I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what it’s like to be engaged as a medical student.
Considering that there are at least 12 people in my class who are engaged (Class of 2017) and even more in other classes here at USCSOMG, I’ll attempt to answer some of the most common questions I’ve heard about engagement during medical school Well, in my class (Class of 2017, 54 students), I count 14 classmates who are currently married, and another 12 of us who are engaged. And there are a whole lot of other people who are in dating relationships.
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….
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.
I’m originally from Brentwood, Tennessee, and I came to South Carolina to attend college at Furman University where I was a music major, outdoor enthusiast and lover of life.
I never expected to spend four more years here in Greenville, but I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to stay and be a part of this incredible program at the USC School of Medicine in Greenville!
I think most of them treat medical school as a job, and they make sure that they leave by dinnertime every day.
The rest of us love it when they bring their kids for a visit to school for an evening special speaker or for another event.
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Personally, I like to use my wedding planning time as a reward for getting through scheduled study time for the day.