I’m going to give you some tips on how to get through third year without too much anxiety.
Why do some people get out so much earlier than you? Because more likely than not, the doctors don’t even know why.
However, you and your significant other have made the choice to keep the flame alive and burning.
Quite simply, the best way to maintain this newfound distance is to continue on as if you two were still nearby.
Too many people wants to go to medical school, so if you don’t like it, some other over-eager student can easily replace you. Since you will have no control of whom you rotate with, you will be forced to meet and work with classmates that you do not normally associate with. I had my fair share of genuine laughs and overall good time.
As a medical student, what benefit can you provide? It doesn’t matter if you are paying tens of thousands of dollars that you do not have, every year, just to attend. There were some benefits of third year: knowing some of my classmates better.
Being close with someone who isn’t going through the same thing as you can help balance out the gradual shift that occurs in your perspectives on just about everything.
With the number of bright, motivated, big-hearted and attractive people at WUSM, it’s not surprising that plenty of intra-class dating occurs.
Upon arrival at medical school, you may think that some of your classmates are cute and/or prospects for you. Exploring the classmate route may cause drama you were too foolish to foresee, but there are plenty of possibilities outside of the medical school! Being single is so much better than being in a relationship — you have the freedom to do anything. Just be aware that dating in the class does lead to increased gossip and scrutiny — but for the right person, go ahead and give them something to talk about.
I have met romantic prospects in the law school, at the Hispanic Heritage Festival, and while waiting for a friend at Bar Louie. Actually, that last one may not have been such a good idea. – Brian Hickman and Helena Hong, M1 Although much less common than dating within one’s class, dating someone outside of your class has all the perks of dating a fellow medical student with none of the downsides!
For those who are clueless about medical school, you begin rotations or clerkships in your third year.
This is the year you transition from being a student to being a doctor.