Employer: Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston
Residency: Fairview Hospital-Cleveland Clinic (2016)
In practice since: July 2016
Khanna enjoys swimming, cooking and traveling with her husband and daughter.
What surprised you about your first post-residency job search? I realized that finding the right job was not easy. There were so many aspects to look into, including schedules, benefits, salary. All in all, it was an extremely time-consuming process.
What’s your advice for residents who are beginning their job search? Analyze and decide early what you are looking for in a job. Make sure to interview early in the season so that you have options to choose from.
What was the most important factor in your search for a new job? My goal was to practice in a setting that offered teaching and academic opportunities that could help build my career along with a variety of patient populations to treat. Finding that perfect fit with a good work/life balance was a challenge.
How did you find your job? I tried different modes of search including contacts, friends, the SHM career portal, internet searches… But it was PracticeLink that made it so much easier and gave me what I was looking for. At the very start, I already knew that I wanted a job in a certain city, as my husband was moving for a fellowship and I wanted to be with my family.
How did PracticeLink help you in your job search? In the short duration of time that I had to find a job, it was getting difficult to look for all the opportunities out there by myself. PracticeLink was a savior. I found that PracticeLink asked all the relevant questions to narrow my job search and tailor it to exactly what I wanted. It was very helpful to be updated via emails about new job openings when they became available so that I wouldn’t miss any opportunities.
Any other advice? My two cents: Start early and use PracticeLink to find your ideal job, and you can’t go wrong.
Start early and use Practice Link to find your ideal job, and you can’t go wrong.