I am starting my job in the OR in two weeks! I am super excited. My background is in ER and Plastics (where I started my love affair with the OR as a surgical assistant) and I was worried I would lose my clinical skills too. Although, this belief seems to be unfounded and baseless I guess somewhere along the line I got this destructive message too. I asked to Circulate and Scrub on the job and my manager is very supportive. Also, I will be finishing my RNFA while there as well. I am hoping to circulate all types of cases and will advocate for my own career progression. ORJulez, please tell us what specialty you chose and update us on your progress. Wishing you well!