Dating a DoctorDating is pretty daunting. Dating someone in a surgical residency program or really, ANY residency is something of a myth. Surgeon and I met during his 2nd year of residency. I seriously had no idea what I was getting into back then. After my first formal date with Surgeon, it got not-so-formal. More dinner dates happened at the hospital than anywhere else. In the end, your where-to-have-a-date question should be: where can I spend the most time with this person?
I certainly was when I found myself on a hike with my favorite person on a post-call day…. Some of my best allies in getting Surgeon to be somewhere on time were his co-residents. Pay them back in homemade cookies.
Or pies. Really, food. Any food. They are your best friends forever.
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There have been many disappointing moments in our almost 4 years together directly tied to Surgeon being caught up in some dilemma at the hospital. Delays upon delays. No-shows with delayed responses as to WHY the no-show.
Once, he had to leave me mid-ordering a meal during my birthday dinner. It sucked. But it sucked for BOTH of us, not just my poor little self sitting alone at a table. Even then, there were people asking me if I hired someone to mess with them, heh.
Hell, I still go places without Surgeon! He really is sorry to miss this! I cannot compare anything I do to what he does and really, no one should ever compare in ANY relationship, resident or otherwisebut I can listen.Life As A Surgery Resident - The Good, The Bad, And Everything Else In Between!
Residency is tough, but love is stronger. If you have anything to add to the list, let me know below!
Thank you for posting this!! I have been dating a general surgery resident for four months and this really helps. Like Liked by 1 person. I am currently dating a surgeon resident and have found this article to be extremely helpful. I would really like to know how you and your husband were able to work through the stress and emotional burdens. Please send me an email and look forward to hearing from you. Nate, if you ever need support, I am here to email: austin.
It is so hard. Really appreciate you posting this. Thank you for posting. So glad you stopped by! Thank you for lettomg me know that you read this… it makes ME feel a lot less alone, too.
So any tips ladies on how to date a gen surg resident?! to make it clear, we have already been dating for several months despite warnings. I have a close friend who was/is dating one - he was in our city for a short while ( like a month) to do some work at our university. They met on a.
Like Like. I am currently dating a resident as well.
Advice for dating a surgical resident?
We live an hour and half away and it wasnt as easy to see him. With him being at hospital, he teaches as well so time is really very challenging.
But I do my best to understand everything. He text few times a day and call once a day that makes me happy.
I just need more understanding to keep up with all these challenge. That distance is definitely tough! Surgeon used to live 45 mins away, an hour if traffic was bad… it was really hard, but we mitually were okay with spending the weekend at each others place.
That made dinners, movies, and just hanging out a lot easier.
Need I remind you that you are dating an ENT surgical resident, who has just started the first of his six-year residency training? It's a long road. Thinking about dating a medical resident? They're worth it, but there are a few things you should know before you take the plunge. Does anyone have any experience with dating a doctor in the middle of their residency? Long hours, abnormal schedule and lack of free time.
His superiors will determine when he takes time off. Happy hour is out of the question.
Most of the time, your boyfriend will be on call or at the hospital whenever you make plans with your friends or family. Same goes for holidays—flip a coin. Get used to it! His pager will become your most despised enemy. That thing literally never shuts up. It interrupts meals, sleep, shopping trips, conversations, romantic time, and even fights.
Surgical resident dating
Of course, it will cause fights, as well. All your beloved friends and family are in Seattle. Say goodbye to all that. In five short days. On your own dime.
I almost forgot. But it also means he has ultimate responsibility for his patients, both ethically and legally. You will buy expensive disability insurance, malpractice insurance, and life insurance to provide a snippet of comfort for the great, unknowable future. Your husband will still round every weekend. You and your husband are truly a team, even though things are not always equal. Inthe same year she moved cross-country again! If she had to choose one issue to dedicate her life to, it would be gender equality.
Are you and/or your partner starting a Residency Program and curious to know Jake completed his residency in general surgery; therefore, the length of his. Dating is pretty daunting. Dating someone in a surgical residency program (or really, ANY residency) is something of a myth. So rare is the. MS3 here considering going into surgery. Just wondering if there are any stories about people entering surgery residency single and having.