I like to hang out with my friends as much as I can, but I've come to the realization that there is no schedule quite so hard to coordinate as trying to get a resident's schedule to conform to the working week of the rest of the world. The rest of the world doesn't work random nights or have to work 30 hour shifts. The rest of the world thinks a 50 hour work week is shit, whereas in medicine, we practically jumped for joy at the thought of only 80 hours a week.
I'm quickly realizing that the reason why so many doctor marriages fail is that the medical world just doesn't exist on the same temporal plane as the rest of the world. We don't have the time.
This has significantly dimmed my hopes for romance outside the hospital.