Medical school and dating

"I have been flat out given ultimatums, and I've been broken up with twice because of my career," says Christophersen, recalling her recent breakup with a guy who was concerned that her grueling career would get in the way of having and raising children.

"He said, 'I want to know if you can scale it back or it isn't gonna work,'" she says.

"It was just a nightmare, and the fellow I was trying to set her up with said 'She cancelled on me twice already, I don't know if this is going to work out,'" says Nightingale."One guy I went to dinner with brought his pay stub," she recalls."He was worried that I didn't think he made a lot of money …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.

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