Medical resident dating

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Your resident is not automatically your family's new free doctor.

Tell your family not to ask for free medical advice, or, even worse, prescriptions.

We fell into the most intense connection either of us had ever experienced, and within about a month of meeting, we were both talking about what it meant to fall in love.

We had careers, interests, and personalities in common, and even the friends/family we met on each side approved.

During the night, the hopsital is severely understaffed, and so the stress level is high.

Remember, you are talking about a tired, hungry junior doctor with not much experience making important , potentially life-or-death decisions in the middle of the night.

When I was finishing my fifth year of studies as clinical psychology doctoral student, I fell in love with a second-year medical resident; a wanderer at heart with the softest smile and a way of listening that made me feel like the whole world stopped when I spoke.

Whenever possible, we found ourselves in the forest exploring the world on foot or, if the weather was bad, on long drives that led to nowhere.

If they are working a late shift or overnight, you win huge points if you offer to bring them food. But in most places, you enter residency as a Medical Officer or Junior Doctor. Sometimes, there are department meetings or Grand Rounds to attend up till lunchtime. There are many times my girlfriend goes without lunch, ( 3–4 times a week is not uncommon.) or even a toilet break ( she has colleagues who have gotten UTIs from holding their pee.)In the afternoon, it’s either Clinics ( where she sees new walk-in patients), Specilaist clinic ( learning in a specialised department , or afternoon rounds, depending on the day. Once over, She does any additional paperwork she needs to do for her patients, orders medicines, and is hopefully out of the hospital by 6pm, on a good day.Depending on the exact line of specialisation (orthopedics, radiography, etc), residency takes anywhere from 4–6 years, after which, if you pass all your exams ( residents have to take, on average, about 1 exam a year), you become a registrar - a medium ranking doctor. It is called residency, because back in the day, junior doctors literally LIVED in the hospitals ( hence, residents.) It is grueling, not in terms of hours, but mental and phyiscal exhaustion as well. Sometimes, she will have additional lessons till 830pm, approximately once a week.If things go according to plan, she hands over to the incoming doctor at 7am the next morning, and is off work around 9am. Sometimes, though, shit happens, it’s all hands on deck, and she might have to stay until later.My girlfriend will usually go home and sleep off the rest of the day after call.

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