Dating your doctor
This way, you can have more time together on the weekends that they are off.
Medical residents must complete CMEs (continuing medical education) in order to maintain their medical license.
Activities may include: games, outings, holiday parties, dinners, workshops, etc.
Some of these events will be exclusive to the medical residents, but, some are bound to be open for family/partner attendance.
Sometimes, I get intimidated with the thought that I’ll be distracting him from saving a life or something.
But, he has assured me that he isn’t always running a code, performing CPR or doing critical tasks like that.
So, if you have the resources, find a nice vacation spot where your partner can train during the day and then lounge with you in the evening!
If your partner’s residency program provides time for them to complete CMEs and trainings, have you considered turning it into a fun trip?Drive into the nearest big city for weekend trainings or workshops instead!My husband always has to remind me that for some of his rotations, it is perfectly okay for me to come by the hospital/clinic and spend a few minutes with him. Other months, it may feel like you never see your partner at all!If you let it, a medical residency can take a very negative toll on your relationship. After 2 years of being married to a medical resident, I’ve discovered some creative ways to spend time and make memories together, despite the time-consuming nature of medical residency.(Keep in mind that these are scenarios that work for us.