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Can I have a relationship in med school?


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Amanda’s Answer

Of course! Just to tell you about my experience: my boyfriend and I started dating all the way back in sophomore year of high school and have made it through our bachelors, masters and now I’m in my first year of medical school (in the Caribbean). Sure it’s hard, but doable. Your partner must be supportive and understanding of your journey but it’s 100% doable. For example, on Saturday's we’ll go for a hike and then I study until dinner while he plays xbox. It’s all a study-life balance.

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Riley’s Answer

This is really just up to you. If you are able to manage your time wisely and happen to find the right person, then, of course, you can! Dating someone who is also still in school is best because they will understand how much time you need to put towards your school work and can usually help your study. I had a girlfriend through the entire last 3 years of my college life and she has done nothing but support me through all my academic stressors.

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Valerie’s Answer

Hi Jeff,
I am a first year student in medical school. Most students come into medical school in their 20s and are already in relationships. Both partners need to understand medical school and a medical career is a demanding job. My boyfriend is a lawyer, so he was able to understand I needed lots of time to study instead of hanging out. After you get into your routine of school, it is easier to see when you have free to time see your significant other. Personally, I think I needed a relationship to talk to someone when I needed a break from school. Good luck!

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Blake’s Answer

Hey Jeff,

Yes you can. However, you won't have as much free time as you would if you weren't in school.

Thanks,
Blake

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Kei’s Answer

You sure can. As long as you know how to balance school and having a relationship, you should be good :) Finding someone to motivate you and inspire you will help you get by!

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Richard’s Answer

Yes, many of the students with whom I attended school were married or in long-term relationships. As long as both partners know what to expect at the outset, it is possible for the relationship to survive.

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