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Money and Medicine Education Are Equally Important

How much should I spend towards student loans? Do I need to start saving for retirement now? What about a mortgage or car payment? Now that you've graduated medical school and educated yourself about medicine, it's time to educate yourself about money. Post-grad, it's important to have a game plan to pave the way for…
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The Health Benefits of Travel for Physicians

Whether you want to work the sunny beaches of Florida during the winter or lush, scenic Oregon during the summer, travel is one of the greatest perks that locum tenens physicians can enjoy. In addition to to practicing medicine and providing quality care where it’s needed most, you get to try delicious cuisines, partake in…
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Advice for New Physicians

Finishing medical school and residency is no small feat and something you should feel very proud of. And as the nation continues to face a physician shortage, your skills and services are desperately needed now more than ever. However, as you grow into your career and establish yourself as a young physician, there are certain…
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Exploring Burnout and the Solutions to Solve It

With a growing focus on physician well-being, physicians are becoming more vocal about burnout, its impact, and how the healthcare industry and leading health systems are leading change. The American Medical Association (AMA) has always been a great resource for physicians, and discussing physician burnout is no exception. You can find many informative articles on…
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How Well Do You Know MIPS?

As you may know, MACRA took effect at the beginning of 2017. This law establishes two payment tracks for physicians: the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). For smaller and independent medical practices, MIPS may be the more suitable of the two. Starting this year, those practices will be required…
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8 Reasons Physicians Choose Locums

With it's increasing popularity, majority of physicians either know someone who's worked locums or worked alongside a locum tenens physician. Why is it, then, that many still aren't aware of the benefits of working temporary assignments? What was once seen as something only physicians nearing retirement did, has now grown into an industry that attracts…
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Volunteer Opportunities for Locum Physicians

Altruistic by nature, physicians often give back, both professionally and personally, in various ways throughout their careers. Locum tenens physician are in a unique position to take part in volunteer opportunities because they enjoy greater flexibility in their schedules and can volunteer at home, away from home, and even during locum tenens assignments. Whether it's…
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Busy Physicians: Locum Tenens is Here to Help

Throughout medical school, you had to deal with your fair share of struggles. From the many hours spent in residency to experiencing your many “firsts” on the floor, you may have thought you’d seen it all. However, what you may not have envisioned is that being a physician comes with it's own set of responsibilities…
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A Resident’s Guide to Personal Finance

As a resident/fellow, your primary concern, of course, should be to become a great doctor. However, finances should fall as a close second, as neglecting your personal finances during your residency/fellowship can prove to be a huge mistake. Student loans can creep up, and it's never too early to learn how to maintain a budget…
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Five EHR Predictions to Watch For This Year

If you haven't already heard, the Department of Justice recently announced it's $155 million dollar settlement with  eClinicalWorks settlement for misleading users. This, has left many stakeholders unsure of what’s next for electronic health records (EHR). As the industry transitions, the ongoing operational cost of certain big name systems, like Cerner and Epic, may cause many large…
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