1. They will bring you to another territory. The hospital is full of people who bleed caffeine while fully clothed in white. These people will also instantly make you fall in love with how they perfectly manage their multi-colored highlighters and thick humungous books that sometimes serve as their pillows. Their fluency in the anatomy of the body will inexplicably turn you on after long exposures to random tongue twisters you call “generic names” like medroxyprogesterone.
2. It’s a different world out there. These people always feel the need to rush towards the emergency room with their overly caffeinated bodies. Their daily routine, which is composed of syringes, thick books that you can’t even carry, and random calls from their clinical instructors — having them summoned to the emergency or the operating room — will eventually be part of your system, from your cerebellum down to your phalanges.
3. Eventually you will be able to understand their jargons. You will get to learn the beauty of each other’s majors and get to fit the missing puzzle pieces you two were trying to fill in since the beginning. You will allow yourself to learn more about what these people in scrub suits do to be able to survive. Their story will eventually be yours, and vice versa. You will get used to talking about random body parts, and feces most especially.
4. They will take you to a whole new level of learning. It will take you to the larynx and the aorta, maybe the kidneys, and some part of the body we are not used to talk about over coffee or tea. Through this, you will be able to learn about the beauty of the anatomy of your (and his) body.
5. Time is your greatest enemy. Time is the mistress and the monster-in-law mixed together into one inevitable villain. It will hinder you from making the most out of everything. But with this inescapable challenge, you learn to appreciate every second as if you’re a patient being defibrillated. You have to hold on.
6. Even with all the challenges, there is always beauty in everything. Tantamount of effort will be given once they have the time. They will make you realize that even though he always hangs out with corpses and sick people, you’re still the most wonderful living creature there is.
7. Like what Natalie Portman said, “You give me premature ventricular contractions.” Dating someone from the medical field will really make your heart skip a beat, both in a good and bad way.
8. And finally, wisdom from a friend, “Maybe you should toss all of your apples since you don’t want your (future) doctor to go away.”