There are many reasons physicians are drawn to locum tenens. Extra income, travel opportunities, and escaping burnout are just to name a few. Once you've made the leap and joined the thousands of other physicians choosing the locums life, it's time to prepare for your first assignment. After credentialing, finalizing rates, and completing licensing paperwork, you’re…Read more
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Lauren is a healthcare industry associate. She is a contributor and editor for Locum Tenens Daily.
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As a physician on social media, you may want to maintain a degree of transparency, but guidelines are very important when using any sort of media in a professional capacity. Here are four things to avoid when posting Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site: 1. Alcohol consumption – You may just be meeting up…Read more
As a physician, you probably tend to gravitate towards your close network of medical colleagues and friends when you need advice. This is to be expected. However, it's important to not undervalue the advice and unique viewpoint of your non-medical friends as well. Sometimes, it takes a close friend outside of medicine to remind you of the little things,…Read more
Many physicians have a sacred piece that they keep with them always - whether it's a personalized white coat, a swanky stethoscope, or a special "on call" bag. After graduating medical school, Dr. Ashley Sumrall had no idea where the pink bag gifted to her by her parents would take her. A change in specialty,…Read more
Physician burnout is undoubtedly a complex issue with many contributing factors. However, like with many things in medicine, even the most complex phenomenons can be simplified. That's what one doctor facing burnout came to discover - what he was experiencing could be reduced to three main components, or what he refers to as the "three…Read more
It is estimated that millions of dollars a year are spent in excess due to patients not adhering to treatment plans. This could be easily avoided with better communication between doctors and patients. Both are responsible for poor physician-patient relationships, as doctors are under increasingly tight schedules resulting in less time being spent with patients…Read more
Burnout is not something that is new or unique among physicians. In a 2011 survey by the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, 45% of surveyed physicians met criteria for burnout. That number jumped to 55% in 2014 during a follow-up survey. When looking at burnout by specialty, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Internal…Read more
Temperatures are cooling off, the leaves are beginning to change, and pumpkin-spiced goodies have begun to hit the shelves. Fall is officially here, but before we are hit with winter’s wrath, consider filling your schedule with a locums assignment in one of these great fall locations. Typically, providers set their sites on places like New…Read more
According to a survey by The Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins, 11.5% of all physicians plan to work as locum tenens within the next three years. For physicians 45 and younger, this number goes slightly up to 12.8%. Both of these numbers are up from a similar study conducted in 2014. However, this news is…Read more
Choosing a locum tenens firm is a very important decision for any physician who wants a successful career in locums. Selecting the right agency can make a world of difference when preparing and heading into each assignment. But choosing the right agency doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it's as simple as 1, 2,…Read more
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