Employer: Adelante Healthcare, Surprise, Arizona
Med school: NYCOM
In practice since: 2019
Talamo enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with family, cooking, baking, playing sports and trying new foods.
What surprised you about your first post-residency job search? There are a lot of jobs out there because doctors are in high demand. What also surprised me was how long it takes to get licensed and credentialed to start working.
What’s your advice for residents who are beginning their job search? My best advice would be to start early. Start in your second year of residency toward the end. I know it’s hectic and busy, but doing your research on different jobs is key.
What was the most important factor in your search for a new job? My most important factor was being close to family. Being in medical school and residency is a full-time commitment, and you miss a lot of things. I focused on areas where I could be close to them.
Anything particularly unique about your job search? At first I applied everywhere to see the differences in jobs, EMRs and patient populations. Once I figured out what was important to me, I honed in my search.
How did PracticeLink help you in your job search? PracticeLink showed the job opening, and I applied through it.
Any other advice? Make a list of things that are important to you, i.e., family, location, patient population, census, EMR. There are plenty of openings for physicians out there and you can find what is best for you.