living at home while in med school?

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hi all,

it's looking quite likely that i'll be attending med school next year about 15 minutes from where my parents live. i get along well with my parents, but i've been out of school for two years, working and living on my own, and i'm not sure how easy it would be for me to move back in under their roof. furthermore, most of the other students will live quite close to the med school, so i might feel a bit out of it. but then, it is obviously far, far cheaper...

any thoughts / suggestions from those of you who have tried it?

thanks!

katem

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Well, I don't live at home, but I do live kinda far from the other students....

... And I like it that way. It can be helpful to get to know a few other students in case you want to study with them a few times (that is the downside), but the psychological distance from living a bit further away is great-- nice not to have other students breathing down your neck! I can motivate myself without breathing their stress. ;)
 
Haha,

dude -- my major reason of going to medical school is to GET AWAY FROM HOME:D Far away so I don't have to attend those boring family parties and events

But there are perks about living at home like mommy taking care of me when I have the sniffies and it saves a lot of $$$$ compared to having your own crib.
 
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I'm going through the same thing right now, except that I don't know what medical schools (if any :eek: ) I am accepted to. However, the one that I feel I have the best shot at is about 10-15 minutes away from my parent's house, so I am thinking if I go to that school (loma linda) I will probably live with my parents. The thing that I think sucks the most is it feels strange to invite people over to your parent's house and it doesn't make for the greatest pickup lines either. On the other hand you get good homecooked meals and you don't have to worry about rent.
 
Living at home can hurt your social life, but think of it this way. Even if you shared an apartment or lived in a dorm and had to spend six to seven hundred dollars a month, saving that money will help you alot when you graduate in terms of the amount of loans you'll have to pay back.
Also, if money is not a concern, why don't you live at home and use that money to get yourself a nice BMW. That may help with your social life!
 
Lived on my own for years 1 & 2, moved home in August.

Pros- SAVE MONEY. Lots of money. I lived alone, so I was probably looking at almost $900 in rent and utilities a month. $10.8K a year saved right there.
- SAVE TIME. Usually during the week, if I feel too lazy to cook something, I'll just grab some of what my folks are eating...my mom makes way too much food anyways ;)
- MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE. Bloomfield, MI beats Detroit, MI hands down! :)

Cons- NO PRIVACY.
- NO PRIVACY.
- Did I mention NO PRIVACY? Unless your comfortable with trying to hookup with your significant other with your parents roaming the house, this is DEFINITELY a problem. My biggest complaint. By far. :p
- COMMUTE. Blech, I hate traffic! :mad:
 
hey finally M3, is that a E46 BMW M3 u r talking about? which med school do u go to, wayne state?

anyway, which dealer did u use to buy your M3? lemme know...
 
I think living at home is best for students who keep to a similar schedule as their parents, are single or have a sig. other with a place where they can spend private time together, and have a commute via car or public transportation that is not too horrendous. If this describes you, it's not a bad idea. I lived with my parents for 2 years after college while I worked and it was fine since I could walk to work when the weather wasn't awful. It worked out fine since my boyfriend during a good deal of the time had a sort of place..
 
Originally posted by chef
hey finally M3, is that a E46 BMW M3 u r talking about? which med school do u go to, wayne state?

anyway, which dealer did u use to buy your M3? lemme know...

Nah, M3 = MS3....I WISH I had a M3.

Yeah, I go to Wayne, and if you're in the market for a M3 in the tri-county area, you should check out Erhard BMW first.:laugh:
 
Hopefully if I get into medical school, I would not be staying at home. Reason as one of the above poster, I just want to get far away from home. I am still living at home with my mother while I am in college it all this sucks!!!!!!!!:mad: I am ready to live on the dorm or something. Peace
 
Originally posted by Raptor
Hopefully if I get into medical school, I would not be staying at home. Reason as one of the above poster, I just want to get far away from home. I am still living at home with my mother while I am in college it all this sucks!!!!!!!!:mad: I am ready to live on the dorm or something. Peace

Haha same here! :laugh:
 
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