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Erasing the Stigma of Physician Depression

By: Dr. Ken Teufel The high incidence of depression among physicians can no longer be ignored.  Several recent reports show that every segment of the profession is at risk, from medical students and residents in training to mid-career physicians and those nearing retirement. One study found that approximately 25% of medical students and residents suffer…
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Thinking of Trying Locum Tenens? Recruiters Look for These 5 Qualities

By: Claire Cavanaugh In healthcare, building relationships is a key component of successfully providing care. And just like it is essential for providers to build relationships with their patients, it is crucial for recruiters to build relationships with their locum tenens providers. Strong recruiter-provider connections lead to smoother job searches, easier transitions into new jobs,…
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Reasons To Choose Locum Tenens As a Career

By: Troy Diffenderfer It’s no secret that the country is in need of physicians. As the population continues to grow, more and more people will be looking for medical care and that will cause a growing need for competent medical professionals. Many medical professionals will choose locum tenens as a career for a variety of…
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Making Healthcare More Accessible: The Intersection of Locum Tenens and Telemedicine

By: Dr. Robert Moghim One of the most exciting developments in modern healthcare is telemedicine which enables providers to effectively engage and monitor patients through telephone and video conferencing. Telemedicine promises to revolutionize much of the healthcare industry in the coming years, but could be especially important for specialists in the locum tenens field. A…
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Challenges And Benefits Of Rural Medicine

According to the National Rural Health Association, 25 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but only about 10 percent of physicians choose rural medicine as a career path. There are multiple factors that contribute to this statistic. Preventive medicine and health education do not always get the emphasis they should in rural communities and…
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Service Abroad Plus Locum Tenens: A Perfect Fit

By: Dr. Ken Teufel Never before has it been this easy for physicians to spend two to three weeks, or even three to four months, volunteering their services abroad. Physicians and clinicians have the option to work for two to four weeks as an emergency medicine physician in Ethiopia or provide oncology services in Bhutan.…
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Locum Tenens A Viable Option For Senior Physicians

As seasoned physician who's seen it all, you now have the opportunity to give back to your community in a new way and act as a mentor. Many senior physicians are not quite ready to retire from practicing medicine, but want to scale down work hours and ease into full retirement. Locum tenens gives you that…
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Tips for Making Your First Year of Residency Easier

Your first year of residency can be taxing. No matter the specialty, whether you're single, married, with a family or without, the large amount of time you are required to dedicate to your career can be overwhelming and leave you feeling drained. A strong residency staff and supportive family members can make life during residency…
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Why More Physicians Are Living the Locum Life

Happy Nationals Locum Tenens Week! Here at Locum Tenens Daily, we already know the many benefits doctors stand to gain as a locum doc. Regardless of age, experience, or specialty, all physicians and advanced practitioners can benefit from working locum tenens. Among these great benefits are a better work life balance and generous pay, so…
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The Demand for Locum Tenens Continues to Grow in 2017

As 2017 continues, the demand for locum tenens staffing has maintained its upward trend. The need for locums is largely driven by the shortage of full-time physicians and advanced practitioners, and the healthcare industry has experienced an influx of new in-house recruiters adjusting to the mix of permanent and contract physicians.  Recently, 94% of healthcare…
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