Residency: Cleveland Clinic Akron General (2016)
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati, endocrinology (2018)
In practice since: 2018
Rehman enjoys photography, traveling, and contributing to the District Endocrine YouTube channel.
What surprised you about your first post-residency job or job search? During the last year of fellowship, I started searching for academic positions for endocrinology. I was surprised that there were dozens of job listings and the job application process was complicated. Several positions had their emails, where you were supposed to send a cover letter with a resume while some places were seeking an online form to be filled on their website.
What’s your advice for residents beginning their job search? Residents and fellows should make a list of things that they are expecting from their first job right after training. It’s important to find a job that will fit your family’s needs, the location you’re interested in and the financial package that will pay the medical school loans. Look for colleagues and peers you will like hanging out with for most of the day; make sure you will fit in.
What was the most important factor in your search for a new job? The job search can be a stressful process. However, if you have the right tools, it can be smooth. Using websites does help to make the process easy. Reading the job descriptions and learning about expectations is important.
How did PracticeLink help you in your job search? I used PracticeLink to help me with the job search. I found that the website was very intuitive. I reviewed their publications on job interview, contract negotiation and general tips to succeed at the first job right out of training. I found the process to be very simple and productive. Filters help to create a shortlist, and one button—“apply now”—helped me send my cover letter and résumé to several places in one day.