Hear from Varun Bhatia and how he found his job on PracticeLink

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Varun Bhatia, M.D.

Varun Bhatia, M.D. spoke with PracticeLink about his job search.

EMPLOYER: HACKENSACK MERIDIAN JFK MEDICAL CENTER, IMMEDIATE CARE OF NJ, SIGNIFY HEALTH

IN PRACTICE SINCE: SEPTEMBER, 2020

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

It was pretty easy to apply through PracticeLink, and I was approached for several opportunities.

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

Focus on a few key factors. Location is number one, quality of life is number two, and salary/benefits are number three.

How did you find your job?

I applied to several jobs on PracticeLink. I got a feel for the general salary and then focused on different areas that interested me.

Anything particularly unique about your job search?

I am board certified in family medicine but had no interest in primary care. I wanted to pursue hospital medicine and urgent care. I was hired to work at the hospital I did residency at and become medical director of several urgent cares. On a part-time basis, I also performed home visits to keep my primary care skills alive.

How did PracticeLink help?

It opened several different opportunities to me and allowed me to have a variety of different positions.

Any other advice?

You know what will work for you. I urge people to do their due diligence and really make an informed decision.