Dating a first year resident

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I’ve been nagging my boyfriend to see a dermatologist about a rash (since he’s not specialized in this), but he stubbornly refuses to go. You Need to Make Time to Date Residents work an insane amount of hours.

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I do want to preface this by saying that the observations included here come from my personal perspective as a heterosexual, cis-female doctor.

In fact, in medicine, it seems like all of the men are married.

Some of our medical school classmates met in anatomy lab, fell in love, and wedded during the first year of residency training.

When I see my boyfriend hard at work, it also inspires me to improve and challenge myself in my own way. In fact, when I first met him, I had no idea he was even a full fledged doctor. Do you know anyone working in medicine or in the healthcare field?

He’s always encouraging me to go to the gym, to pursue my writing, to work on this blog, and to reach for my dreams. But I believe, doctor or not, a relationship is all about supporting one another and making sacrifices. No one has a better response to “what happened at work today? What is it like to become a doctor in your country?

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