This is a complicated situation, and I'd appreciate any advice please. I'll be done my residency 1 year before my husband finishes his general surgery residency. He'll then be applying for a 3 year fellowship in a surgery subspecialty. Obviously, we have no clue where he'll end up for his fellowship (until May of my final year) although we're hoping he'll get matched where he's currently doing his residency. If that's the case, then I can stay at the same institution/clinic for at least 4 years. However, if he ends up being matched elsewhere, I'll be just working at a place for 1 year, and then moving with him. I'm still undecided with regards to private practice vs academia, but will I be able to find a job/sign a contract just for a year (and if he matches in the same city, renew the contract)?? Thanks in advance!