Dating a medical student funny
If she gets a muffin at 6 every morning from the same place and you ask her to try a new place, she might have a breakdown, so just accept it and move on.6. Whether it's a cool patient she saw that day, a surgery she observed, the size and quality of a poop her patient had (no, but seriously, check out the Bristol stool scale), you'll hear about it.
You will then think you had the most boring day ever by comparison and also wonder WTF the Bristol stool scale is. You could fart and have diarrhea at the same time, and she wouldn't flinch.
But, just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it has to completely impossible. University of Louisville School of Medicine Lindsay Smith is a Class of 2016 medical student and an aspiring cat lady. Her present interests include but are not limited to: pizza, Lord of the Rings references, bad puns, tattoos and sharks.
She enjoys finding the humor inherent in the life of a medical student and the process of becoming a physician.
You are the significant other of a rare and elusive species known as the Medicalstudentica americanus.
Now, because we know that dating a medical student isn’t easy, here are some relationship suggestions from a medical student: Relationships are never easy, and being in one with a medical student can be very difficult.
If your throat hurts or your back is spasming or even if you have a small paper cut, you will automatically assume she can fix it with her med student magic.
You'll assume she can fix any medical problems you have and you will almost always be wrong.
If she has Saturday off after working a 24-hour day Friday, yeah, she's not going to wake up and go to brunch Saturday because she will be in bed all day.11. This will push you to work your hardest and to be your best, which is second nature for her.
For them, hitting the books 8-to-10 hours a day is not uncommon, nor difficult. But ask them if your knee is swollen, or what you should do to tame your mucous-filled cough, or why the heck your head feels like someone's been drilling through it for oil for two weeks straight, and they won't have a clue. “My brain's filled with so much information, I can't be expected to remember THAT!
Learn to hide your “ew, gross” reactions when they tell you all the stuff you never wanted to know about your bodily functions. Support them when they come home after each test, upset because they failed—and gently remind them after they get their well above passing grade how unnecessary the “I’m going to fail out of medical school and never become an MD” dramatics are. Date them for long enough, and you’ll become one too. There will be weeks you'll forget you even have a boyfriend—friends will ask how he is and you'll say, “What? And when you witness others perform these same acts that, before you began dating your med student, you spent your entire life doing too, you'll wince and wonder, “Ew! Don't they know how many germs and bacteria they're spreading??! Romantic date = Chinese take-out in front of the TV on their 10 minute study break. A vacation together consists of a trip down the street to Walgreens for new highlighters and printer paper. Their study habits will make you feel like a complete slacker. The name of the 8 billion-lettered, German sounding cell that lives in the depths of your inner ear, the technical term for the “no one's ever heard of this disease” disease that exists only on one foot of the Southern tip of the African continent.
This is actually great since you are a human with a normal body and honestly, everyone should feel this OK about these things.8. The field is damn competitive, and every spot for residency is coveted. Find one who is more laid-back (aka, not any type of aspiring surgeon. Medical residents work 24-hour shifts that may turn into 28 or 30 hours.
It's a sacrifice, but hey, you may end up marrying a doctor/someone you really love.9. She has a great ability to stay up beyond what is humanly possible.