Alexander Luer, M.D.'s advice for the physician job search
Alexander Luer, M.D.'s advice for the physician job search

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Alexander M. Luer, M.D.

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“If it weren’t for PracticeLink, I wouldn’t have found my dream job,” says Alexander Luer, M.D.

 

“If it weren’t for PracticeLink, I wouldn’t have found my dream job,” says Alexander Luer, M.D.

Employer: Utah Regional Hospitalist (Aguirre Healthcare), West Jordan, Utah

Med school: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (2014)

Residency: Medicine-Pediatrics at University of Arizona Phoenix (2018)

Luer enjoys hiking, skiing, piano, spending time with his family, and cooking (and eating!) delicious food.

What surprised you about your physician job search? 

It was hard to know where to start, as we didn’t receive any career advice from our residency program. However, simply typing “physician careers” into a search engine and talking to residency graduates led to several starting places.

What’s your advice for residents beginning their job search?

Start early! Arranging phone calls and on-site interviews takes a long time—months.

Stay strong and optimistic in your search. I applied for about 20 jobs and interviewed at four places before deciding on one.

What was the most important factor in your search for a new job?

Location. I exclusively looked at places near Salt Lake City or Portland.

How did you find your job?

I uploaded my CV on PracticeLink and had several emails with offers hours later. I was also able to search for specialty and location, and happened to find the perfect match.

How did PracticeLink help you in your job search?

PracticeLink connected me to several physician recruiters and allowed me to search by specialty and location. If it weren’t for PracticeLink, I wouldn’t have found my dream job.

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