In case you were wondering, it is possible to be married and in school, but also possible to get married while in school! So how do you manage the married life and medical school?
Some of the best advice I received from a married second-year student when I got here was to be home when you’re home. I set my study schedule so that I would get home from school (or stop my studying if I was already home) around the same time my husband got home from work, and then I was home for the night. We cooked and ate dinner together, watched TV, did chores — whatever we wanted to do together. Some of my classmates have a set date night each week where they close the books and do what their significant other wants to do. Some people have a TV show that they watch with their spouse, no matter what else is going on. As long as you have some dedicated time for your relationship and you remember to talk through things, you should be just fine.
There is a good variety of married, committed and single students in all of the different year classes and programs. I have come to find out that your relationship status does not matter when it comes to the friendships you will form. You will see that your class will really become a second family. Everyone is in this together and we all help each other through it. This has been something that I have been most impressed with since I have started at DMU.
This post was adapted from “Recipes for Success,” a guidebook put together by D.P.M. students for all incoming students in the hopes of getting them on the right track once they get to DMU.