Sadia Ali, M.D., discusses how she began her career working in family medicine with obstetrics.
Sadia Ali, M.D., discusses how she began her career working in family medicine with obstetrics.

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Physician Profile: Sadia Ali, M.D.

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Sadia Ali, M.D.
Sadia Ali, M.D.

Specialty: Family medicine with obstetrics

Employer: Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Orlando, Florida

Medical school: University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine (2013)

Residency: Carolinas HealthCare System Northeast/Cabarrus Family Medicine (2016)

Fellowship: Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program

Women’s Health/Obstetrics Junior Faculty/Fellowship (2017)

Ali is married with two kids. She enjoys running and trying new foods.

What surprised you about your first post-residency job search?

The abundance of opportunities available to physicians. Often overwhelming, it took a lot of work and research to find out what I truly wanted in a practice.

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

Always stay true to your dreams and ask for what you really want. The worst possible outcome is getting no as a response, and the best case scenario is creating an opportunity to practice medicine the way you would like to.

Anything particularly unique about your job search?

I saw the posting on PracticeLink and immediately emailed the recruiter. I heard within five days. I got a phone interview within two days and was scheduled for a site visit within two weeks.

How did PracticeLink help you in your job search?

During my search, there were multiple messages in my email inbox and phone calls from different recruiters with opportunities that involved practices or locations that I wasn’t interested in. PracticeLink helped me narrow down the type of opportunities that I actually wanted to choose from.

Any other advice?

Don’t get steered in a certain direction with your search because of trends in medicine. As I stated before, if you stay true to what you really want, you will be happy with your results and potential offers to choose from.



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