Hey everyone, not sure if this has been discussed before, but I was wondering how common/prevalent it is for residents to work for a few years after residency as an internist and then start a possible fellowship after this. Possible reasons could be to pay back loans as there aren't as many loan forgiveness programs for specialists. Or, perhaps more importantly, you may have a family to support and may need some more money immediately than what a fellowship stipend could account for. It also may give you some time to think about what specialty to go into. Anyways, just wondering if it happens. Thanks.