It’s hard to be a first-year fretting about your regular exams while your second-year significant other is stressing about their USMLE exam.
There’s only so many people in your medical school class and a nasty break-up has potential to alienate some of your friends and make life awkward for everyone.
So for a bit of my own background: I dated a guy for 5.5 years, with 3.5 of those years spent with him in medical school.
We went through the whole process of applying, starting, doing the pre-clinical years, and all of his third year together.
Other people choose to broaden their horizons and date outside of medical school.
They find opportunities to mingle with graduate, business, law, and even undergraduate (gasp) students.