My husband and I have known each other since we were kids. We started dating in high school and our relationship continued through undergrad. We (finally!) got married after we graduated from college in the summer of 2007. So, I've been there through all of the pre-medical school stress including the MCAT, med school applications, interviews, etc. I'm really kicking myself for starting this blog so late. We have already experienced so much of medical school.
The first year was pretty much just exciting because everything was new; new town, new school, new apartment, new marriage. Second year was tough. It involved a lot of studying and I began to realize how lonely being the spouse of a medical student can be. Third year was really good. With all of the classes and coursework out of the way, DH enjoyed being in the hospital setting and learning hands on. It was fun to hear stories and see how excited he was. Now, here we are in fourth year! The final stretch! Looming ahead of us are interview offers, interviews, ranking residency programs, Match Day, and graduation!
Like I mentioned before, being a medical student's (soon to be doctor's!) wife can be quite lonely. Especially when you don't live near family, as is our case. In the middle of first year, I convinced DH that we just had to get a dog to keep me company. In reality, it didn't really take all that much convincing. ☺ I try to find ways to keep myself busy. I do work, but it's just an 8-5 job that isn't all that important to me. I really just want to be a stay-at-home mom, but rumor has it you have to have kids to qualify. ☺ That's one of the things about this journey that has been the hardest, I think. DH & I both want children so badly, but we keep telling ourselves it's smarter to wait. At least until after medical school is out of the way.
I guess this blog is just a way of keeping myself sane, and if there's others that can relate, then all the better!