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Can New Year’s Resolutions Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Every year, the majority of us take on at least one "New Year's Resolution." (Now, whether or not we stick with these New Year's resolutions after the first few months is another story.) Weight loss, a new hobby, quitting a bad habit, spending more time with family -- the list goes on and on. Ultimately,…
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13 Reasons to Work Locums

Extra income. Control of your own schedule. Gain experience. A bridge to retirement. There are several reasons physicians choose to work locum tenens. From traveling the country, to having more time to provide quality care, the benefits of locums entice physicians of every specialty. While no two physicians are alike, we know certain perks of…
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8 States with the Lowest Number Physicians

As we all know, the United States has been facing a national physician shortage for years now and no state has been left unscathed. However, there are a number of states that are feeling the effects of this shortage a bit more than others. Wyoming, Alaska, and North Dakota are the top three states with…
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7 Major Medical Advancements in 3D Printing

This Valentine's Day, you may just be able to 3D print a heart for your special someone. Yes, you read that correctly. A German institute has created blood vessels using artificial biological cells, a 3d inkjet printer and a laser to mold them into shape. While 3D printing may seem unimaginable to some, some of…
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Tips for Bringing Your Pet on a Locum Tenens Assignment

One of the benefits of working locum tenens is the ability to travel. Though, for some pet parents, a trip is incomplete without their furry friend in tow. Before you decide to bring along your pet to your next locums assignment, there a few things you should keep in mind, like taking your pet to see…
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The Struggles of Burnout

Burnout affects many industries. Teachers, lawyers, IT specialists -- we all experience the exhaustion, anxiety, and stress from the day to day duties that come along with our jobs. Physicians, however, tend to experience burnout and its affects much more often and severely than others. Burnout is something that is complicated and not easy to…
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Tackling Two Birds With One Stone: Locums, Burnout and the Physician Shortage

Changing legislation, hospital consolidations, and the growing physician shortage all affect how physicians practice medicine today. With pressures coming from all sides, many physicians are experiencing burnout and opting to retire early, scale back their hours, or quit medicine completely as a result. But what if there was something that could help temper the nation's…
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How to Get the Job You Want

One of the easiest ways to succeed as a locum tenens physician is by teaming up with a skilled physician recruiter. Not only can working with a recruiter help you save time, they will also help you land the right job for you. Many industry professionals would agree, a solid relationship with your recruiter is an important…
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Yes, I’m a Mother and a Physician

A doctor-mom's journey is a unique story all it's own. Most doctor-moms have a common understanding with mothers like them because they know all too well the different challenges they face every day. Running a home. Taking care of kids. Maintaining a marriage. Managing as a single mom. All while still trying to find time for yourself. (And this is…
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How Locum Tenens Addresses the Rural Physician Shortage

Supply and demand -- it's basic economics. But what happens when the demand outweighs the supply? That is what has happened across the nation, as the demand for physicians has continued to outweigh the supply, resulting in a physician shortage that has caused a negative impact on patients' access to care. Rural communities have been…
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