Do you think that a RECENT grad from a highly regarded CST program can find evening and/or weekend work for their first job out of school in a large metro area? One opinion I'm getting argues that surgery is primarily a day job, and hospitals are going to put only experienced people on the schedule or on-call for evenings/weekends, and that means NOT a recent grad. (cause that's when the supervision are around during the day). Others argue that surgeries take place 24/7, and it shouldn't be a problem. The program I'd be entering is highly regarded, with good clinical experience, and boasts a 100% placement rate. But I wouldn't be able to work days for quite some time. What's your opinion?
Jul 15, '04
It doesn't matter where you graduate from, you will have a hospital orientation of about three to six months which will be on day shift. After oirentation you can get placed off shift, but orientation is strictly done on days.