Communting Med Students who live @ HOME!

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Smile'n'Wink MD, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. This goes out to current med students living at home. I have two options:

    1. Living close to the med school and forking out the expensive rent

    2. Live at home and save on the $700+ Rent, but suffer the difficulties having my parents in my business ALL the time and having a harder time studying. My home is 20-30 mins from school.

    Any input? :confused: Thanks in advance!
  2. oops! Commuting is what I meant :)
  3. mlw03

    mlw03 Senior Member
    Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    Likes Received:
    Attending Physician
    right now i'm looking at a situation very similar to yours for next year, and if i end up in the school in the same city as the 'rents, i will most definately NOT be living at home. whatever the cost is, it's worth it to retain your sanity. i couldn't imagine being 22 years old and still living with my parents if not for some extenuating circumstance.

    also, commuting sucks and is an uber-waste of time.
  4. nibrocli

    nibrocli Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    Likes Received:
    my sister tried living w/mom & dad during dental school. didn't quite work out. 2nd year she just took out more loans and paid the rent to live in the city, by school. it was worth it for her sanity (imagine dating in that situation!!).

    maybe give it a shot at home for a semester or two? then you can change your mind if it's not working out.
  5. MediCane2006

    MediCane2006 Living the dream
    Physician 15+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Attending Physician
    I live at home (I'm an M2) and have for the duration of med school so far. Yes, it can be a little annoying at times, but it's also nice to have someone doing the dishes, laundry, cooking, etc. If you are going to live at home, though, I would suggest taking some measures to ensure you have your own privacy and space. For me, that involved adding my own entrance to my room, and making up some privacy guidelines - i.e., when my door is closed I'm NOT AVAILABLE.

    To each their own, I guess. Figure out what's important to you, and tailor your living situation to match it.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page