Santa Fe and other IHS hospital questions
- 0Feb 24, '10 by PablodogI am strongly considering the Santa Fe Indian Hospital as my Loan repayment 2 year obligation option
I'm a new Grad and i was wondering if they have a new grad mentor program or orientation. I will be moving from Oregon, I
am wondering what to expect at this hospital...is it tiny? Is there an ICU/CCU? How expensive is the cost of living I've noticed
rent is a bit steep. If anyone has any advice as to which hospital is better (eg. Gallup, Northern Navajomed ctr, Fort Defiance,
Tuba City).I am currently in the CCU completing my integrative practicum. I am open to med-surg, ICU/CCU, short-stay, PACU,
etc. Thanks for any input especially r/t new grad programs
- 1Feb 25, '10 by Medic09Anything half-way serious that goes to Santa Fe IHS, pretty quickly gets sent over to St. Vincent. For practical, serious medicine purposes, St. Vincent is largely thought of as the 'only hospital' in town. Cath lab, complicated ortho, complicated medicine, trauma, and the like all goes to St. Vincent or maybe even down to Albuquerque.
Your impression about cost of living is correct; Santa Fe is pretty pricey.
The upside is that it is a very nice town. Not really all that large (under 100,000), with great mountains hanging right over the town. In no time at all you can be up at the ski area, or hiking in the mountains. If you need the amenities of a larger city, Albuquerque is only an hour away.