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    Job Advice - Rotational Vs Research

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    Hi all,

    I'm hoping maybe you can help with a dilemma i have. Basically i am a newly qualified physio who fortunately has to decide between 2 job offers. The first is a 6 month rotational post at an acute hospital for which i would have to relocate. The 2nd is a research physio post, again 6 month contract but in the location i want to be in. Clinically i would be running exercise classes for patients with dementia & alongside that research bits and pieces. If i took the research post, would this reduce my chance at being able to obtain a future rotational post do you think? Or do you think it is stupid to take this post and that the rotational post is best? The research post is through Oxford University and NDORMS so i saw this as a unique opportunity which may not come up again, in the location where my life is but on the other hand i wanted to go into a rotational post once i qualified.

    I'd be grateful for any thoughts or opinions. Also if there are any people out there who are involved in recruitment, would you see this as a positive experience for someone applying to a rotational post.

    Many thanks

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    Re: Job Advice - Rotational Vs Research

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    Seeing as no one has replied yet I'll have a go at an answer: The "research" post "bits and pieces" worry me a bit...and if it's only 6 months is it going to get any reasonable research done? On the other hand it'll probably be an valuble experience with patients with a difficult condition and you will have to find resources within yourself to give all you can providing exercise classes for dementia sufferers. I don't think it will be easy! However I would rate it as positive for someone newly qualified to take the plunge. Relocation is possibly going to be an issue after 6 months anyway so whether it's now for a useful sensible acute hospital rotation that would be an important valuble experience for a newly qualified physio, or later on.......well take your pick! Good luck with whatever you decide and keep all doors open if possible.



 

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