WORK: Family Practice physician at MedStar Medical Group, Aberdeen, Maryland
MED SCHOOL: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, May 2011
RESIDENCY: Chestnut Hill Hospital/UPenn Community Health, June 2014
Ajide enjoys traveling, knitting and crocheting and is a foodie.
The job search is very different from applying for medical school or residency. Our training does not prepare us for how to search for jobs. There are lots of job opportunities, but it is difficult at times to narrow down which job will suit you best.
Start early. Write down a list of the qualities you are looking for in a job and star the qualities that are non-negotiable. . . . You do not have to accept the interview offer for every job presented.
Location, location, location. I was looking for a long-term job, so I was looking for a job in a location that worked best for me and my spouse.
I contacted the different recruiters for major health care providers in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area. It was in this way I was able to find which jobs they were currently recruiting for.
I used career engines such as PracticeLink to see which opportunities were available in my preferred locations. Then I contacted the internal recruiters directly. I did not use a third-party recruiter throughout the process.
I set up a profile with PracticeLink and got emails regarding job opportunities that fit my profile. One of those emails was from my current job!
Try not to stress too much about your job search. You will definitely get a job. Ask lots of questions. Do not settle for less than what you deserve.