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Medical school, basically, is hard. Everyone who is currently a medical student or has been one knows this. Now imagine trying to have a romantic RELATIONSHIP with someone who is going through this process. Let me put having a relationship with a medical student into perspective:

Before being accepted into a medical school, it’s a time of applications, interviewing, travel expenses, application fees. nervousness, excitement, and  decisions.

And then once the student is accepted,

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Your DrH is in his 4th year of medical school and is thinking ahead to the next step – residency. He has spent hours putting together his residency applications and they are officially submitted. Finally.

Soon enough the interview offers will start coming in and he will be off to check out the different residency locations. Residency interview season is an exciting time, full of future possibility and promise. I mean your husband is going to be a flippin’ doctor!

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If your husband is a medical student, you know how hard it can be. He is studying at all times of the day and night. He has seemingly endless tests. He has to learn the equivalent of an entire semester of a college class in two weeks. It is hard and he is often under a lot of stress.

And so you, as the wife of a medical student, have a lot to deal with!

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If you are a medical student or resident or a doctor’s wife, you already know that finances are tight. It can be stressful to figure out how to live on a resident’s salary or how to minimize medical school debt during the training years.

For starters, if you are a medical student you aren’t earning any money yet – you are spending it all on tuition. As I’m sure you are well aware.

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Congratulations! You and your husband got accepted to medical school! Seriously, that is a huge deal. There are thousands of people who apply to medical school every year and only a handful get accepted at each school. The fact that you are attending medical school is a huge accomplishment.

I remember when we were applying to medical school. It was a time of nervousness, hope, lots of prayers, a lot of rejections, and a lot of waiting for that one magical,

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Guys!! It’s July 1st! I LOVE this day! For a lot of you reading this, you might be thinking….. Yeah, so?

I’ll tell you why this is such a big deal – July 1st is the “New Year’s Day” for doctors and their families. It’s the first day of the Medical New Year.

Today marks an end and a beginning. For some physician families it could be the end of the medical school classwork years and the beginning of clinical rotations,

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