Unfortunately these are just television shows that make the life of a physician seem sensationalized and fun.
However, when dating a physician you are inevitably going to be exposed to his/her life, and with that come all its idiosyncrasies.
In fact, the nicest thing someone ever did for me was send me lunch at the hospital that fit in my lab coat.
We are always hungry – Residents during their day will forget little things such as eating, using the bathroom, and drinking water.
So in case we attack the burrito at dinner, please forgive us.
Let us be Late – Inevitably the time we agree to meet is an overestimation.
It’s because we always think things will go perfectly but the day will get complicated by code blues, rapid responses, and admissions.
So to help, here is a list of a few things you should know when dating a doctor.
Time is not on our side – The time table of a resident is dictated by their program.
Your Designated School Official (DSO) will advise you about important policies related to your F-1 Visa status.
You’ve worked hard throughout your undergraduate studies and found yourself admitted to the medical school of your choice. You spend another four years studying, living, and breathing medicine, and now you can call yourself Doctor.
Residents use their phones to get in touch with their colleagues and keep tabs on their patients.
Over time as they progress in their career they will be less “touch screen–happy”, but in the meantime you can be assured they aren’t checking the Giants score, or texting their BFF.
We don’t want to make you wait but the rule of thumb is always = [45 minutes original set time].