Army Doctor Returns Home to Serve Her Community

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After a 30-year career as a U.S. Army physician that took her around the globe, Wendy Miklos has come full circle, bringing her decades of experience and heart for service to the small Montana city where she grew up.

“To be able to return to Missoula with my family has been a breath of fresh air,” she says. “The military gave me an incredible education and career, but there were many demands, including deployments. Now I have more balance in my life. I had the honor of serving my country. Now I have the opportunity to serve my community.”

Dr. Miklos worked with Provider Solutions & Development Recruiter Melisa Kennedy as she planned for her military retirement.

“I was unsure about fully retiring, and I knew I wanted to get back to Montana. I reached out to Melisa, and she was very knowledgeable about the entire recruiting process,” Dr. Miklos says. “She helped me navigate the timing so I could retire from the military in June and start my new job in July. She knew what needed to happen and handled everything, from the virtual interview to the in-person interview and the site visit.”

As for Melisa, she says she knew Dr. Miklos would be the perfect fit for an Occupational Medicine role at Providence Medical Group-Missoula, helping patients recover from injury and return to work.

“I was just in awe of all her years of experience,” Melisa says. “She was so accomplished, and she really impressed everyone at the clinic. I was so glad I could be there for Dr. Miklos as she made that next step. As a recruiter, that’s where you just get excited, because you know it’s such an ideal fit. She’d done all this work, and she had this end goal, and we were able to make it happen.”

To learn more about Dr. Miklos’ journey, from basic training to University of Washington School of Medicine to Walter Reed Medical Center to Iraq to Kuwait and back, check out the full article. Want to discuss your career options with an expert Recruitment Advisor? We have those on deck at Provider Solutions & Development. We offer holistic, personalized guidance to help you find the right fit, at every step in your career. Start the conversation today.



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