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Why is hookup a doctor so hard

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In fact, hospital call rooms have very small, squeaky beds and very thin walls! Now, nurses are choosing NOT to date doctors. Typically, nurses enter into relationships with first year interns or residents. After all, most fellows or attending physicians are engaged or married. Interns are assigned quite possibly the worst schedule and on-call rotation in the hospital. So, a relationship can be tough.

That is unless you want to coordinate your crazy hours with those of the intern or resident. Hospitals are comprised primarily of women, and women tend to gossip. Keeping a relationship with a coworker private can be impossible. Surprises can be ruined and rumors can start. It's hard enough for most people to leave work out of dinner conversations.

But when both partners are in the medical profession, it's virtually impossible. Conversations center on patients, surgeries, an exciting diagnosis, or sometimes a patient's death. Let's be honest - who really wants to talk about bowel movements and splenectomies over a romantic dinner?

1. They have crazy hours

If you date an intern or resident, you can expect cheap dates, small gifts, and a lot of nights watching movies at home. Residents get minimal flexibility with their schedules. Switches require planning and massive amounts of bargaining. The majority of the time, the doctor has to give up holidays or multiple weekends to get a specific night off.

Residents are allowed approximately four weeks of vacation in a scheduled year.

It's pretty obvious you're about...

This time is used to catch up on their own medical appointments, reconnect with family and friends that have been neglected, and more importantly - sleep! Just recently started dating a doctor and want to take a romantic tropical vacation together? You might just have to wait until the next schedule comes around.

Vacations are requested almost a year in advance.

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