Tips for dating a med student
So, a word of advice to anyone currently dating an American medical student.
When Irene came to visit me, she met many of my friends and professors here at AUC.We always aim to do something fun or special, like take a vacation, or visit each other’s families.Sometimes during the school semester, I would even find a less-busy weekend to go visit Irene, like one of the weekends after block exams.I’m sure every couple has their own way to deal with distance, but for Irene and I, we reserve a few hours every night to see and talk to each other on Skype. Sometimes we call, Skype, or send text or picture messages to each other randomly during the day, and it just shortens the perception of distance between us, so we can both have a taste of each other’s daily lives at every moment.Irene’s my number one priority during every break we get between semesters.This year, the event also focused non-clinical career options to provide exposure to practicing clinical medicine. O., spoke about his experience as a medical correspondent for WESH 2 News.
“It’s been growing in success since we started it four years ago,” said Karen Eberhart, a second-year medical student and the class-elected representative for the Association of American Medical Colleges.
As the sound of the “Hokey Pokey” signaled the next round of conversation, medical students formed new faculty connections to prove finding a specialty is really “what it’s all about.” About 70 second-year medical students met with faculty for the annual Medical Specialty Speed Dating event hosted by the Office of Student Counseling and Development in the UF College of Medicine.
The event was held on both March 23 and 25, as an opportunity for students to ask questions of professionals in order to steer their career toward a specialty after graduation.
There definitely have been difficult or frustrating times, but Irene and I love each other, trust each other, and work hard in keeping each other happy, even when we are both busy in school, and across the ocean from each other.
We accept that there will be challenges, but we both know we are building a greater future together and that a few years of being apart is nothing compared to a lifetime together afterwards.
The average medical school debt today, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges, is $156,456.