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Your Locum Tenens Salary Guide

As you may already know, one of the biggest perks of working locum tenens is the additional income. Locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners can earn as little or as much as they like by choosing the dates they'd like to work and creating a schedule that works for them. Locum tenens rates are typically…
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The Darker Side of Medicine

“First, do no harm.” It’s an oath many physicians take when they graduate from medical school. Unfortunately, they often forget to include themselves in this statement. Not by their own choosing, but as a result of medicine's current culture. Research continues to indicate a lack of self-care by physicians can lead to depression and even…
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Five Reason to Consider the Locums Life

Whether you're wanting to work locum tenens full-time or part-time, there are many perks and benefits of living the locums life. Maybe you're just starting out in your career or want to boost your income. Perhaps the aspect of travel and change are what appeal to you. Either way, locum tenens is a great way…
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Attack Your Student Loans And Be Debt Free

Long gone are the days when a young doctor could simply live below their means and get a high paying job to pay down medical school debt. Today, young physicians need to have a plan of action in place to maximize savings and pay down student loans fast. Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) programs and…
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Locums Lifestyle: Working in Rural Towns

While the big city may seem to be where all the fun and excitement is, smaller rural towns certainly have their own draw and charm. Aside from scenic views and a refreshingly slower pace of life, small-town America can also offer several benefits to physicians and advanced practitioners working locum tenens. Better salaries, lower cost…
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Does Choice of Medical School Really Make a Difference?

Does attending a prestigious medical school put you in a better position for employment post grad than a state school? With the average physician graduating with about $175,000 worth of school loans, the more wallet-friendly state school could easily seem like the better option. While both options offer an MD worthy education, is one actually…
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Is Locums Right for Your Facility?

In 2016, 94% of healthcare facilities reported using locum tenens. There are many reasons a facility may use locum tenens. Hospitals can be understaffed due to the national physician shortage, can have a staff member leave suddenly, or simply need additional coverage during busier peak seasons. As the locum tenens staffing industry continues to grow, more and…
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Five Tricks For Busy Dr. Moms

As a mother and a practicing physician, you're faced daily with seemingly never ending lists of to-dos: long shifts, grocery shopping, dance recitals, CME, paying bills - the list goes on and on! Because you often give so much of yourself to your family and career, it is important to always take a moment, no…
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Tax Tips for Locums Physicians

With tax season in full swing, Tax Day 2017, April 18th, is quickly approaching. As a locums doctor, you have to remember that you are not working as an employee, but as an independant contractor. Because of this, there are different tax laws you must abide by compared to a full-time permanent physician. When filing,…
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Dr. Seuss’ Guide to Locum Tenens

Happy National Doctors' Day! Locum Tenens Daily would like to extend a big "Thank you!" to all of our physician readers who continue to selflessly serve others and make a difference day in and day out. Although he held no actual medical degree, Dr. Seuss' wise words of encouragement and advice have transcended through the…
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