The big house job hunt
The big house job hunt Omer Aziz enters the competition Having been on the “conveyor belt” degree that is medicine for the past five years, I have had to make very few choices. Eight months away from sitting my final exams, however, I am faced with my first one: Which post as a preregistration house officer should I apply for?
In deciding whether I want a career in medicine or surgery, I look at my first jobs as a good opportunity to get my foot in the door in a particular specialty. But while searching for the right job, I am left with many unanswered questions. Should I apply for two traditional six month posts, or would the newer one year rotations be a broader experience of medicine? What about working on the general practice rotations? Are teaching hospital jobs better for your curriculum vitae but worse for acquiring basic