I'm currently 28 years old, and already have a degree in biomedical science. Recently, I've decided to go back to university to get a degree in medicine as I would love to work as a doctor. I realise that 28 is kind of late to go back to university, and I'm wondering how off-putting this is for guys. Would you be interested in pursuing a relationship with someone like this, or would you prefer to be with someone thats working like yourself. Is dating a student a deal breaker for you? Bit of an odd question, but it's just something I've been thinking about lately!
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I could ask the same. Same age, got a bachelor's in Computer Science and worked five years in the field, now I'm going back to pursue Mechanical Engineering. Ironically, my girlfriend is a medical student one year away from residency, but she doesn't hold my pursuit against me.
In your situation, you'll have to bear in mind the time for residency after graduation. Depending on your chosen specialization, that can take up to eight years after graduation. In your last year before graduating, they'll have you working rotations in the ER and other departments, often working shifts well in excess of twelve hours. You'll have little say over where you get matched, what part of the country you'll live and work in. Residents put in long hours and are not particularly well-paid. I'm certain you're well aware of all of this, I've been learning the process since getting involved with my girlfriend.
You'd have to find someone very loyal, very committed to stick with you through all of that, but it certainly can be done.1
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Lele Pon's mom finished medical school recently.
My mom was in medical school and doing internships when she had me and my two sisters (babies take a lot of time) so I'm sure it's possible relationship wise.
(she got married before med. school btw)1