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Top 5 Online Resources for New Physicians

Now that you’ve passed your exams and completed your residency, you're probably learning that you now have to deal with a new list of real-world challenges as a new physician, like paying off medical school debt and deciding on which direction you’d like your career to go. If you are just starting out in your…
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Choosing a Locum Tenens Agency

With the industry's growing success, more physicians are making the change to locum tenens, and healthcare facilities continue using locums to ensure their schedules stay full and their patients receive care. There are several benefits to working locums, such as better work-life balance, travel opportunities, and lower rates of physician burnout. However, before you can…
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What You Need to Know About Physician Employment Contracts

As a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner, you have probably come to be familiar with your fair share of physician employment contracts. Typically, locum tenens contracts are more straightforward than permanent agreements due to their short nature. However, things like unclear work expectations, unreasonable non-competes, and delayed benefits can make any type of employment contract…
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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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