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Combat EMR Burnout With Locum Tenens

Over the years, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have helped physicians improve treatment and care for patients and provide facilities with the opportunity to better monitor patient care. However, while EMRs may ultimately improve clinical outcomes for patients, current use of EMRs has come at a cost: increased physician burnout. This is due to a number…
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University of Nebraska Medical Center Tackling Burnout

In recent years, physician studies have shown increasing levels of stress and burnout. An additional concern among medical students, residents, and physicians is higher than normals rates of depression and suicide. To address this problem, several local and national health care education and professional organizations have launched multiple initiatives. One of the main leaders in…
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Continuing Medical Education Made Easy

As a locum tenens physician, maintaining your continuing medical education (CME) credits is important. Medicine and science are two fields that are constantly growing and evolving, and it's important that physicians follow suit to ensure that their knowledge is up to date and their patients are receiving the best possible care. But as a busy…
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The Importance of Second Opinions

As a physician, locum tenens or not, coming up with the correct diagnosis a hundred percent of the time is not an easy thing to do. In fact, more than 20% of patients seeking second opinions were found to be misdiagnosed by their primary care provider, according to a recent study at the Mayo Clinic. Among…
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Creating Your Medical Curriculum Vitae (CV)

As a locum tenens physician, your medical curriculum vitae (CV) is often the first impression you give and is what helps you stand out among the crowd. That's why when creating your medical CV, it’s important to make sure all relevant education, training, and work history is front and center. Keeping your credentials and qualifications clear,…
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Three Common Communication Mistakes Doctors Make

In healthcare, communication is everything. While clinical skills and a vast medical knowledge knowledge are very important, great interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate well with your patients can definitely play a part in your success as a physician. Even though it may not be taught in medical school, how you communicate with your…
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The Relationship Between Hospitals and Locums

From fighting burnout to filling gaps in scheduling, locum tenens is a great way to help hospitals find fast quality care when it’s needed most. With an increasing list of demands and responsibilities, over half of doctors report experiencing burnout. Luckily, locum tenens can help combat burnout and decrease turnover of a facilities permanent staff by lending…
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Why Being a Doctor is Worth It

There's no doubt about it: being a doctor is a lot of work. As soon as medical school begins, you know there will be a long journey ahead of you. Student loans add up quickly, and the gratification of being a physician is delayed more so than other professions. This leads many to wonder, is…
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Six Ways Locum Tenens Makes Staffing Simpler

Your goal is to recruit the best physicians and advanced practitioners available, and locum tenens staffing agencies help you do just that. When you have gaps in coverage, a locum tenens staffing agency should be your go-to group for hiring. Not only will working with an agency save you time and money, it will also…
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Successful Doctors Do These Three Things

As a resident or fellow, you'll likely be on call overnight and on the weekends. As any new resident, you’ll probably be nervous the first time and unsure of your newly developed skills. Though, this won't always be the case, as over time you’ll gain the skills and experience you need to be able to confidently ask the…
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