WORK: Pediatric resident.
Medical school: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011
Residency: Morehouse School of Medicine Community Pediatric Residency in Atlanta
Cunningham-Lindsay and her husband, Philip Adu, Ph.D., have two daughters— Miriam and Olivia (the baby). She loves spending time with her family, traveling and writing inspirational pieces. She will finish residency in 2014.
What’s your advice for residents beginning their job search?
It is so important to begin your job search very early. Start identifying where you would like to see yourself, and if you have family, the area that would work the best for all of you. Setting up an online profile and updating your CV as you go along is also a great help, and will save you so much time in the long run. The online tools and tips that PracticeLink provides, in addition to biweekly updates, has already helped me to identify potential job interests.
What surprises you about your first job search so far?
I was surprised at how many options there are out there, and really how much time is needed to zero in on your perfect fit.
What do you wish they had taught in med school but didn’t?
There will be times when caring for patients that you’ve given your all, and still you’ll feel like you could give so much more.
Anything particularly unique about your job search?
I started scanning and reviewing potential areas of interest early in my second year of residency, as I wanted my choice to be located in a place that my husband and I could both develop our careers in, and also provide our daughters with good options for their own growth and development.
Any other advice?
Seek advice from physician mentors. They can be such a wealth of knowledge for you.