The divorce rate among married couples is very high during those two years in particular.I remember (and my wife can confirm) sleeping through dates in 3rd year.Some of us are more comfortable talking about cellular protein markers and tumors than our feelings, myself included at times.Just because we have to memorize all five generations of cephalosporins and all the bacteria that can cause pneumonia — on top of everything that can go wrong elsewhere in the body — doesn’t mean we can’t be the best partners to our significant others as possible.The notable exception to this rule is, of course, West Virginia, but that's just more proof of just how incest-filled med school truly is.
personal life takes a back seat for now and he's aware of and affected by what impact his school/career has, but priority of one over the other is slight.3rd year and internship are not easy times for couples.
He's in his 3rd year, stressed out, obviously, but as the days go by, we're talking less and less to each other.
Granted I'm busy too, but we talk so little that it's beginning to worry me.
First and foremost, medical students simply don't have many opportunities to go out and socialize with non-med students.
This is mostly a consequence of the extreme amount of work they're faced with; time that used to be spent meeting other people now gets taken up studying neural pathways, memorizing cardiac arrhythmias, and learning the mechanisms of action of various neurotransmitters. Most of them are young and hormonal, and if they don't have access to people of their choosing, then they However, while much of this behavior can be described as natural, just as much of it is a consequence of sheer stupidity.