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I'm just wondering how many people do this? A friend of mine just got a residency, but she told me most likely she will end up doing retail after she finishes her PGY1.... Has anyone been turned off by a residency (or couldn't find a clincial job) and ended up doing retail after their PGY1?
 
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A lot of people probably do, especially if you include part-timers. There are PGY1s in community pharmacy you know.
 

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my coresident is burned out and contemplating retail.

I also know people who then moved to a rural area and then had to do retail, but had the residency to fall back on and get a hospital job when they moved back to civilization.
 

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One of my preceptors when I was in school completed a residency at a VA in Seattle. She moved back to Chicago and couldn't find a job. She took a job with Wags thinking it would be temporary and has worked there ever since. She's now a PIC and loathes it. However, she feels that she can't ever get a job in a clinical setting since it's been so long since she completed her PGY1. I'm crossing my fingers that I don't have to go back to retail. However, it's always possible since the job market is so poor.