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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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Improving Work-Life Balance With Locums

According to the 2017 Medscape Lifestyle Report, 51% of physicians say they are burnt out. If you're a physician or advanced practitioner looking for a change in your career, locum tenens can help provide the relief you need. By establishing career boundaries and freeing up more time to spend with loved ones, locums can help…
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Reasons Why MDs, PAs, and NPs Choose Locums

As the United States continues to face a physician shortage, the need for locum tenens has only increased. Today, there are more locum tenens opportunities than ever before for physicians and advanced practitioners, spanning all across the country. There are many things that may draw a physician to locum tenens work. Depending on where you…
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States to Add to the Top of Your Locums List

As a locum tenens physician, you get to frequently travel the country and visit new areas. Listed for their great locations, friendly facilities, broad selection of specialties needed, and several available opportunities, these hot spots should be at the top of every physician's locums wish list. Ranging from coast to coast, these locales are sure to fit any…
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Scraping Pennies and Saving Lives: Live Life Like a Resident

"Live life like a resident." If your actual time spent in residency is long behind you, this might sound a little odd, but living like a resident even after residency can help you quickly chisel away at school loans and save more than half of your take home pay! From what you should spend to…
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Fitness Tips for Even the Busiest Locum Tenens Physicians

As a busy locum tenens physician, you're always on the go, but just because you are on your feet all day does not mean that you should skip out on fitness or hitting the gym. In addition to several health benefits, a quick gym session after a shift can be a great stress reliever and…
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