Did you get your position through the match or through the clearing house?I switched into OB after 2 miserable years of general surgery. I start this July as an intern- what will transfer and whether it will put me ahead in time is TBD- but I could care less. I am SO HAPPY to be finally doing what I should have done in the first place.
CREOG clearinghouse is a great start, especially this time of year when people might be hedging about their match contracts. But if you’re geographically restricted, the best thing might be to bite the bullet and go through the match. Of course, talking to the OB PD at your current hospital would be step #1. Just don’t try to pull any fast ones with holding >1 contract at once- the ACGME is frighteningly good at sniffing these things out. Feel free to PM if you want to talk more.
How did you handle getting time to go to interviews?I ended up going through the match again. Looking back, my biggest mistake (other than matching into specialty that was a terrible fit the first time around) was waiting too long to re-enter the match. I was hoping to go through clearinghouse, or just slide into an off cycle position, so I delayed submitting ERAS. It worked out fine in the end, but I’m sure I would have gotten more interviews if I’d applied earlier. You can always submit ERAS and continue looking for off cycle positions- it’s not a violation to do so until you submit a rank list.