Spend some time clarifying your housing priorities.
How much can you spend? Many mortgage lenders provide special financing for healthcare professionals. Pre-qualifying for a loan will clarify your price point, which ultimately defines where you can find a home.
How close do you need to be to work? In Houston, rush-hour traffic periodically turns the freeways into parking lots, impeding cross-town traffic. Newcomers will want to limit their exposure to traffic problems.
After you define your wish list...