Work: Hospitalist in practice since August 2015
Employer: PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Residency: Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Samiappan enjoys dancing, fashion, shopping, writing, movies and music.
What surprised you about your first post-residency job search?
There were so many opportunities out there. It was difficult to try to narrow down the search and help find the job that I like.
With the help of PracticeLink, this was not a challenge anymore. The job hunt was a lot easier.
What’s your advice for residents who are beginning their physician job search?
They should start asking themselves what are they looking for in terms of geographic location, salary, working schedule, etc., then explore the available options. Just be yourself and be honest about who you are.
What was the most important factor in your search for a new job?
I wanted to stay in Pennsylvania, and I wanted to join an institution where people were friendly, honest and nice to work with. I also wanted a 7 on/7 off schedule.
How did you find your job?
It was so simple. All I did was join PracticeLink, and I found my dream job within a month of joining.
How did PracticeLink help you in your physician job search?
It’s a great network that helped narrow the job opportunities available based on what I was looking for.
They also helped send out my CV to the places I was interested in, and they provided the contact information of recruiters who worked at the hospital. PinnacleHealth was able to reach out to me, and I interviewed and got the job.
Any other advice?
Searching for your dream job can be a challenge, but the important thing is to know what you want and to be positive.
With the help of PracticeLink, you are sure to find what you are looking for!