Employer: Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina
In practice since: July 2018
Singh loves fusion cooking and spending time with his wife and two kids.
What surprised you about your first physician job search? There are so many jobs available in the market, but it is not easy to find the right fit. There is so much variability: social life, weather, school districts and the potential to grow in your own specialty.
What is your advice to residents looking for jobs? Please start searching for jobs at least six months in advance. Compensation is just one factor of getting attracted toward a job, but make sure this is not your only concern.
Do a background search on the area and the reputation of the workplace. Lots of things are available on the internet and may save you time before actually visiting the site and then getting disappointed by not experiencing what you are actually looking for.
What was most important factor in your physician job search? I was looking for a hospital-based position in a city with a low cost of living and the ability to enjoy a good social life
Anything unique about your job search? My specialty is interventional pain management, and there is an ongoing opioid epidemic issue, as we all know. So for me, finding a place with a good work ethic and strictly following CDC guidelines were of utmost importance.
How did PracticeLink help you in your physician job search? The website is simple and very easy to find the latest jobs. It also helps to search for jobs based on a particular state, or search private vs. hospital-based positions. PracticeLink also gives details about the job and employer, which helped me screen if I should proceed with contacting the employer or let it go.