I graduate this August and I'm looking for some insight
The O.R. is my first choice (by far), however in the DFW area major hospitals only hire for the O.R. in February and July. Many of my classmates are interviewing for residencies that start in October and September. Should I wait for the O.R. opportunity in February or should I go ahead and start a residency in Sept/Oct in another field then transition to the O.R. later? How easy is it to do that, or will it look bad?
Just a few things in the back of my mind:
-In DFW you have to sign a 2-3 year contract with the hospital.
-I will be out of the country for an entire week during Christmas this year.
-I am an internal employee for 2 major hospitals & doing my preceptorship here in the O.R.
-I have to start paying back my loans in Feb 2020.
Thank you so much!!