The targets thus far:
- Seattle, Portland
- UC San Francisco
- three places in LA (ugh),
- two in San Diego (I hope NOT! I don't like the beach and I'm not in the Navy or in medicine.),
- Southwestern (Texas. Please, God, no)
- Chicago, Ann Arbor
- Univ of Colorado
- Duke/UNC, (North Carolina), Vanderbilt (Tennessee)
- Philly, Baltimore, and three in NYC
It really feels like we're just tossing our future up in the air and seeing which pieces come back. It's exciting and a little scary. If we have kids, they'll be shaped by wherever we end up. There's so many differences in each of those options. I can't wrap my head around all of it. I'm just trusting that the Lord knows what will be best for us and any kids we have.
My top choice, for selfish reasons, is Portland for easy access to my family plus having OTRmama in town. Philly or Baltimore are also appealing for access to tons of culture without the pricetag. If we end up in SF or NYC, we'll never be able to buy a house, and I'm tired of living in a place that makes hospitality difficult.
The process for all this is that Jrex contacts the institution and sends them a cover letter, a CV (doctor resume), a research statement and a list of referrals. If they are interested, they fly him out for a first round of interviews. If they are really interested, they fly both him and me for a second round. Then there's contract negotiations (which hopefully includes them paying for professional movers!). All of this will be happening over the next year.