Weinberg Angle

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Dec 22, 2007
99
0
141
Status
Attending Physician
...
 
Last edited:

Shifty B

10+ Year Member
Aug 13, 2008
452
96
271
Status
Attending Physician
Is this a very poor career move? Please advise. Thanks in advance.
No, I don't think it is a bad career move. Unless you are interested in GI or Cards, most fellowships will still be achievable for you anyway. ID, Endocrine, Rheum, all are not that competitive. If you were interested in some hot-shot academic career that would be a reason not to go as well. Hospitalist is even less likely to care. In fact, since you will ultimately need to live near your fiance anyway, you may be able to make better connections to get a job in her area at the community program in her area.

What would be a bad move? Spending a significant amount of time away from your spouse when it probably won't matter.
 

ResidentMD

7+ Year Member
Jul 8, 2009
1,065
8
151
Status
No, I don't think it is a bad career move. Unless you are interested in GI or Cards, most fellowships will still be achievable for you anyway. ID, Endocrine, Rheum, all are not that competitive. If you were interested in some hot-shot academic career that would be a reason not to go as well. Hospitalist is even less likely to care. In fact, since you will ultimately need to live near your fiance anyway, you may be able to make better connections to get a job in her area at the community program in her area.

What would be a bad move? Spending a significant amount of time away from your spouse when it probably won't matter.
:thumbup:

I agree with this thought process...but its coming from someone who will start internship, so take it as that.
 

Weinberg Angle

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Dec 22, 2007
99
0
141
Status
Attending Physician
...
 
Last edited:

dragonfly99

10+ Year Member
May 15, 2008
5,092
49
261
Status
Attending Physician
If you want to do outpatient primary care of hospitalist, then for getting a job it might not matter that much where you go. However, if you don't like the residents with whom you train, or they aren't up to snuff by your standards, that could create conflict. As someone transferring in you may be like the "odd one out", which could create problems. You'll also have to get to know a whole new panel of clinic patients in your continuity clinic. You also need to think/worry about the quality of the docs training you. Also, are the residents at this new hospital overworked, versus not.

All this said, living where your fiance is may be very important to you. You have to weight that against other important things in life, like your career.