Your Relationship Can Endure Med School…If You Plan Ahead.
We’re devoting this episode to the perils of love between med students and their non-medical partners. Despite the clickbait title (don’t hate the player, hate the game), it isn’t destined to end badly! It just takes lots and lots of patience, communication, and sacrifice, not to mention a plan. Kelsey Adler, Madeline Slater, Terry Hayes, and new co-host Chris Schanbacher–all married or in committed relationships with people who aren’t medical learners–are ready to offer an anonymous listener advice on keeping love alive with her soon-to-be med student. Plus, we talk about how med students socialize, how “their persons” can join in some of the more fun bits, and what changes significant others can expect to change about their relationships.
To cap off their hard-earned words of wisdom, Dave decided to see how close his co-hosts and their “persons” really are, with a bit of fun we’re calling The NewlyMed Game. Will each couples’ answers to Dave’s questions agree? Will their loving relationships dissolve in acrimony when they disagree? That’s a chance Dave’s willing to take!
About three weeks ago our guests, Lisa Wehr and Matt Maves, Jacob and Rachel Evans, and Jessica Kincheloe, were plunged into another year of medical education at the UI Carver College of Medicine. Since some, notably first-year medical students, find that it is an icy plunge, indeed, we got together to discuss relationships in medical school: how our guests maintain them, how to allow them to flourish, and how to prevent them from being crushed by the pressure of medical school.
Okay, so it’s not that bad…but everyone could use a few tips, amiright?