Dating a medical resident student
Doing a lot of these tasks alone adds to my general difficulties and loneliness. I was also able to go to happy hour with a developing friendship I made during time at my last job. For anyone dating, engaged, married or in a partnership with a resident or someone with a resident like career – how do you handle the time apart?
Today my social calendar was filled, and I was able to spend time cultivating new relationships.
Conversations center on patients, surgeries, an exciting diagnosis, or sometimes a patient's death.
Let's be honest - who really wants to talk about bowel movements and splenectomies over a romantic dinner?
For anyone who has followed this blog, I am a pretty independent person.
So normally these maddening hours would just give me an excuse to throw myself into my hobbies, passions and friends.
Hospitals are comprised primarily of women, and women tend to gossip.
Last I checked, medical school didn’t take 6 years – then again, it sure felt like it did.
It's hard enough for most people to leave work out of dinner conversations.
But when both partners are in the medical profession, it's virtually impossible.
I figured I would take this time to explore relationships with residents a little further, since that is the season Dr.
B and I are currently in on this journey to attending. B is on the eve of starting his third year of residency, but really his PGY 2 year since his first year was research block.
Reflecting on the last two years, I have realized my life has been a whirlwind.