Employer: Siskiyou Pediatric Clinic LLP, Grants Pass, Oregon
Med school: Rush University Medical College (2018)
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Pediatrics Residency (2021)
Washburn enjoys cooking, music, reading, camping and spending time with his family.
What surprised you about your job search? I was surprised by how many positions were available and how willing most employers are to interview early.
What’s your advice for residents beginning their job search? It’s never too early to start. Become comfortable with the process of job searching. Practice makes perfect.
What was the most important factor in your search for a new job? My family’s happiness and my professional development.
How did you find your job? I started searching by job type and region. Then I narrowed down jobs by criteria most important to me and my family. Being clear and upfront with recruiters was key.
Any other advice? We found multiple avenues to learn more about my future employer and place of residence. It turned out that they were doing their homework on me as well. The power of personal recommendations and endorsements cannot be overstated.
Many employers are willing to cater to your career goals. It pays to be clear about what those short- and long-term goals might be and how they can help you accomplish them. The right job is out there waiting for you!