One of the most important questions a job-seeking physician must ask is where he or she would like to live and practice. Some physicians choose particular places because of specific career goals or employment opportunities. Others locate based on personal connections, outside interests or the desire to return home.
When you are evaluating opportunities and communities, certain considerations will help you determine which one is the right fit for you. Ask these questions during interviews and compare the responses to your own ideals:
Additional considerations include competition in your specialty, work availability (particularly if you are a specialist), cost of living, partner’s preferences, proximity to family and friends, climate and local schools.
Taking the time to evaluate these points from the get-go will help you find the right place for yourself, your family and your future.
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