(Closed) Getting Married During Medical School

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

@sarah0509w:  Wow, that’s tough. I think that is really your only option! Congratulations on your engagement and on being in medical school!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

@sarah0509w:  Well wait…When does your second semester start? Could you have it in August or September of 2013? Or do you have summer courses as well?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I know that this might not be your favourite option, but do you need to have a big 200 person wedding with a huge dinner and dance? A smaller wedding might be more economical and easier to plan and fit into a short break.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My fiance is getting his PhD so he is also very busy in school and his advisor/lab director told him before he even proposed to me that he “better not get married whie he is still in school”. I couldn’t believe he would even say something like that. My fiance did not care though, he proposed and we are getting married next summer. I think you are right on the money with your date. It gives you some time between classes to have your wedding with the least amount of stress possible given your situation. Congrats! Just make sure your fiance helps with planning so it takes some of the stress off of you 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee

@sarah0509w:  as a current 3rd year medical student, i would HIGHLY suggest not having ur wedding a few weeks before you take step 1. if there was anyway to take step 1 before you get married i would suggest that (my friend actually took her step, got married 5 days later, and honeymooned for a week before the start of rotations in 3rd yr)

would you be willing to wait to between 3rd and 4th yr? that would probably be the most ideal time

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

It’s not actually too late to put something together for next summer, if you’re willing to consider a short-and-sweet engagement. We got engaged this past February and were married in September.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

One couple during medical school got married during the winter break and had a New Years wedding. Most got married the summer after 4th year before starting internship.

You say 3rd year rotations start 2 weeks after May and Step 1 is in the middle of June? So you’re starting rotations while having to study for Step 1? That’s torture… 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mimi8325:  Agreed, Step 1 is the most important test you will ever take in your life. Don’t let a silly wedding get in the way of your study time. jk 😉

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I cannot really help out advice-wise, but it is good to know that we are not alone: I am a first year who got engaged this summer as well!

Due to family reasons, next summer doesn’t work. I will be attempting to take step 1 in early june, get married out of state on june 19th, 2014, then return home in time for MS3 (at my school we have summer off from late april until early july). We are going to postpone our honeymoon until whenever I have time in third year.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

DON’T DO IT shortly before step one. Either plan something quick for this summer if you can with your current workload or wait until after step one.

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