Physician Irina Trifonova shares physician job search advice
Physician Irina Trifonova shares physician job search advice

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Irina G. Trifonova, M.D.

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Irina G. Trifonova M.D.
“Step by step, I simply used all the strategies recommended in PracticeLink Magazine.” -Photo by Mojica Photography

Employer: New York Presbyterian, Queens, New York

Residency: Lincoln Medical Center (Bronx, New York), Weill Cornell Medical College, 2015

Fellowship: Pediatric hospital medicine fellowship, 2018

Trifonova enjoys reading and running. She has participated in a marathon, half marathons and a triathlon.

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

The most important thing is to know what you want. Take your time to think and write down what is important to you in your career.

Right after interviews, I made myself notes about what I liked and didn’t like about that particular site. It helped me later to make a final decision.

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

Location—would it work for my family?

How did PracticeLink help you in your physician job search? 

One of my friends recommended PracticeLink Magazine to me and gave me his copy. I read it from the beginning to the end.

Step by step, I simply used all the strategies recommended in PracticeLink Magazine, from refining my résumé and applying for the positions, preparing for phone and onsite interviews to learning how to budget the interview process.

Even now, when I have my dream job (thanks to PracticeLink), I use the magazine to expand my knowledge on other aspects, such as financial fitness. I strongly recommend PracticeLink as a valuable tool and support in the exciting process of job search.

Any other advice? 

Be open-minded. Go for the interview even if you don’t think you’ll end up there. It helps to build confidence in interviewing, compare different practices and build new relationships.

It is a small world. You might see people who you interviewed with at conferences, or work on multicenter research projects in the future. Never burn bridges.



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