I've recently been offered a position in the WakeMed ED as a new grad fellow and it looks like I will also get an offer from Rex for their new grad program. I'm hoping to work in the Emergency Department at either facility. Both hospitals seem to be great places to work! From what I understand, the WakeMed ED will be a little crazier as a level 1 Trauma center and have a lot more uninsured/homeless/medicaid/medicare patients. People have told me that Rex has more private pay patients. I'm bilingual in Spanish/English, so my skills look like they would be better suited for Wake. Overall it seems like Rex may be a more pleasant work environment, but I would learn/develop as a nurse more at WakeMed.
Is the info I'm receiving correct? If anyone out there works at these hospitals, I'd be very grateful to hear your experience and any advice you want to offer. Thanks so much!