Now that I’ve graduated medical school, it has hit all of us that we aren’t going to see each other for a long time. I’m the type of person who likes to have a few very close friends, and most of them are moving to different parts of the country. For instance, my best friend in medical school is going to Atlanta for emergency medicine. We lived in the same building together and would spend nights chatting about random things, trying food, working out together, playing video games together, and venting about school.
It just hit me that I’m going to see him quite rarely. Given the stresses of residency, it may be a while before I see him again. I’m hoping to snag myself a PS4 so that at the very least, we can occasionally game from time to time. I know that residency is tough but I hope that there will be time to relax and hang out with my friends. I’ve written many blog posts about having interests outside of medicine, and I hope that I will be able to maintain that during the residency. If I can’t workout during residency I’m going to be very upset (I’ll make time).
Cherish the last moments you have with your medical school friends. It comes to a close very very quickly. Before you know it, you’re be saying goodbye. It’s a bit sad, but it’s the nature of medical school and the profession. Soon I may be somewhere else for fellowship!