The payoff was the promise of future high earnings and hours that would, in time, become more manageable.
That's why it's important to bring grooming supplies to work.Translation: You'll have more opportunities to meet someone and go on dates, even if you're no longer treated to med-school mixers.Melissa Brown, president of national dating service It's Just Lunch, which counts a growing number of doctors in its client base, suggests committing to at least a few hours a week for dating whether you're just starting your residency or are an established doctor.It seems natural, given how much time they spend together at work.But for many physicians, dating a fellow doctor comes with its own challenges — think long hours, rigid schedules, and free time spent catching up on sleep, times two.' We finally had them meet on a Tuesday night, and they really hit it off with one another."When you finally do score a date, whether through a friend, matchmaking service, or chance encounter in a hospital parking lot at 4 a.m., try to lay out some ground rules."If you know your schedule ahead of time, you should be able to say, 'Hey, there's an 80 percent chance I'll be available but there's a 20 percent chance I'll have to reschedule,'" says Sarah Kawasaki, a Baltimore-based, 35-year-old internal medicine resident who had to do just that while dating her husband.