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Top Five Physician Blogs to Follow

Each day we're met with a steady influx of information from various news outlets, the internet, social media, and television. As a busy physician, your time is precious, so when you do get a free moment, it's important to read about things that matter most to you. From the robust, candid commentary of KevinMD, to the…
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Dr. Moms: Find Work-Life Fulfillment With These Four R’s

As a physician and a mother, both are important parts of who you are and your personal identity. Each job has its own unique set of responsibilities, and juggling both can be overwhelming. If if you struggle to find the right work-life balance in your busy schedule, there are certain things you can do to help…
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What You Need to Know About CME for 2017

In order to maintain a medical license, CME, or Continuing Medical Education, is often required. It's important to keep up with the latest innovations in medicine in order to provide the best care to your patients, and CME helps healthcare professionals do just that. Because Continuing Medical Education programs are geared towards specific areas of…
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Fifty Percent of Physicians Admit Bias

According to Medscape's Lifestyle Report 2017, fifty percent of physicians admit that they hold biases about certain patient groups, but only 16 percent said that it got in the way of patient care. Different factors like weight and intelligence can cause feelings of bias towards patients. However, according to the study, not all biases had…
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Need a Little Travel Inspiration? Follow These Five Instgrammers

Perfect for those who have been bit by the wanderlust bug, locum tenens gives physicians the chance to combine two passions: medicine and travel. As a locum tenens physician, you get to enjoy medicine without borders and travel to parts of the country, or even the world, you may have never thought possible. For those days…
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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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