Yesterday, my friend sent me this blasphemously hilarious article called, “5 Things to know before dating a scientist.” It is frankly rude for us as residents (aka underlings) to pull out our cell phones 90% of the time we are at the hospital.
p=1709 Not to be outdone, I decided to write this 8-item blog because studying for Step 3 is boring and let’s face it, dating a resident physician is terrible. We are either presenting a patient on rounds, sitting in a lecture, or pretending to listen to a patient.
Because even once she finishes finals, there's always another final. And then a presentation and an oral exam and a 500-page review textbook to read.
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.
Dating is tough when you're always on call, and it's tougher today for doctors than ever before.
Unfortunately, many other single physicians — despite their good looks, earning power, and big brains — stay that way a lot longer than they would prefer.But Parrott, a Kansas City family medicine practitioner, had just finished medical school and was in the midst of a grueling internship.She had only one free evening per week to share with her boyfriend."So what we arranged was that I would see him on my one day off a week, and anything beyond that, he would have to come to me," says Parrott.Unless it's the day after a 24-hour call day, in which case haha, no, she already fell asleep. Plan every date at least 10 years in advance, if possible. She gives terrifying new meaning to the term "type A." Med students and doctors generally have some form of OCD or, at the very least, a seriously regimented routine, and you better get used to it because she is physically and emotionally incapable of altering it in any way. 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.