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Medical school and dating

Believe it or not, over 35% of our member base has a master’s degree or higher.

At the beginning of his fourth year, I moved four states away so that I could start medical school.

Three months in, we mutually agreed to end our relationship.

Disclaimer: the majority of my class began medical school in a committed relationship, which means in my class, the single folks are vastly outnumbered. Pros: Classmates are very understanding of your schedule. You have a permanent study-buddy and they’re less likely to be crabby about you stressing before your test because they’re crabby too.

Cons: It’s pretty much social disaster if you break up.

We weren't on the same life path, didn't want the same things, and overall weren't a good match anymore.

Three quarters of a year later, I'm now dating someone I go to school with.

Kevin Dwyer is happily engaged to a second-year resident he began dating when she was in medical school, but he admits that their progress as a couple did not come without its lessons and challenges.

It’s that time of year again when the sun comes out, the birds are singing and love is in the air.

So if you spill your deepest, messiest emotions, she'll accept them and try to understand them. Hint: She will just give you aspirin and a lot of the time, it'll fix everything.5.

She spends all day listening to patients, lecturers, residents, attending doctors, so she's basically a professional listener. In reality, she probably has no idea why you're having leg cramps, but that doesn't matter because she will pretend to know anyway.

As a medical student, you may face particular relationship challenges if your significant other doesn’t have firsthand experience with juggling the unique demands of medical school.