Unlike other processes of training, every year is something different. So they talked through what it means for him to do well on the MCAT.
She also tells him her concerns about getting to spend time together.
She thought there was so much she wished she had known going into this process – in terms of what she can expect, how to understand what medical school looks like, what kinds of relationship issues would come out each year. And she started interviewing other significant others of medical students.
She wanted to get a sense for what other people’s experiences have been like.
Sarah marked it down to a special price at .99 just for this podcast.
Sarah explains that those that are significant others of others have a lot of challenges that a couple faces together and that the significant other deals with on their own.
Whether your relationship is ready or not, you’re going to have to make some big decisions around who gets to say which medical school. And if you’ve only been dating for a few months, that could feel out of sync with where your relationship is.
And this is the first taste for the partners of people in medicine that medicine really does call the shots sometimes.
Marking his progress studying made her feel like this is something they were going at together. And over the course of the medical school, that was one of the fundamental keys to making it through each step.He was on his surgery rotation, which felt like the pinnacle of all the challenges.He was working 15 hours a day and she didn’t know what to expect. She started conducting research about physician couples.They started dating when he was starting to study for the MCAT.Sarah is the author of Love in the Time of Medical School.He basically made the decision based on his scores, grades, and where he’s going to apply. When he had his acceptances, she helped him decide what made the most sense for him, and infusing thoughts about what would make sense for them.