Med school is complicated. Sometimes you have class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., sometimes you only have to be there for an hour. Your schedule always varies, and the amount of time you spend studying directly correlates with how close you are to your next exam. Dating someone in your class comes with a lot of perks: you have the same schedule, go to the same parties, and you never have to waste time explaining what POM or EMIG means. On the other hand, the class is small, and everyone will know your business. That being said, our classmates are generally supportive (even when they make up annoying couple nicknames …!). After all, bring together young, attractive people and you’re bound to end up with quite a few couples. Overall, dating somebody in your class is great; you have someone to go out with on the weekend, to teach you the confusing parts of the brachial plexus, and to practice your physical exam skills on. Best of all, you have a person in your life who always understands what you’re going through!
— Ally S., M1