The great thing about your final year of residency is that you have elective time. These rotations can be opportunities to get an inside look at practices you may be considering joining after graduation. Regardless of whether you have narrowed down the type of practice you would like to join or create, you can use the time to explore different practice models and see different practice styles in action. In this case, seeing patients is not the focus of the rotation; seeing the practice is.
Some questions that you should consider include:
If you are considering further training in a fellowship, you may want to use your elective time to rotate in institutions where those opportunities exist. You’ll need to make note of the processes and deadlines for applications.
Some say that choosing a practice or a fellowship is nearly as important as choosing a life partner. Carefully planned elective time can help you to see first-hand what suits you best.