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With Valentine's day today, now feels like an appropriate time to ask about work-life balance. Reflecting back on medical school and residency, what electives and experiences gave you the most joy and satisfaction in your career? More personally, given the demands of medical school and residency, how do you recommend students navigate relationships with friends and family during this time, and what do you do to not bring stress home? When taking on additional non-clinical roles like research and teaching, how do you balance all of your responsibilities? In sum, what advice would you share with your medical student self? On behalf of medical students everywhere, thank you all for your time and wonderful responses!