Whether you’re fresh out of residency, halfway through your career or, nearing retirement, it’s never too late to make a change in your career. There are several reasons many physicians are drawn to locum tenens. Competitive pay, the opportunity to travel, and ability to gain experience in a variety of settings are just to name a few.
Locum tenens can even help fight back against physician burnout. This is what attracted hospitalist Dr. Susan Newcomb to work locums. After 35 years in practice and experiencing burnout, she was in desperate need of a change and turned to locums for relief. By working locums, not only did her burnout slowly vanish, she also come to enjoy the many other reasons working locums is so great.