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Dr. Moms: Six Things You Need in Your Toolbox

As a Dr. Mom, you know all about multitasking. From taking kids to school and extracurricular activities, making sure homework is done, preparing meals, along with a laundry list of other household duties (not to mention being a busy physician on top of it all!), you've got a lot on your plate. Luckily, there are a…
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Physician Coaching With KevinMD

Many of you may know Kevin Pho, MD for his stories and insight surrounding today's hottest healthcare topics on KevinMD.com, but did you know that he is also an accomplished social media coach? Through his extensive experience in both medicine and physician coaching, Kevin knows the things that matter to today's physicians, like defining your online reputation, growing…
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Pay Off Medical School Debt Fast With Locum Tenens

In addition to entering the fastest-paced, high-pressure world of medicine, managing huge amounts of medical student loans can be equally stressful for young physicians. On average, recent grads can expect to rack up $183,000 in medical school debt by the time they graduate. Because of this, many new doctors turn to locum tenens to help pay…
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Beat Burnout By Doing These 5 Things

Burnout knows no age. Many physicians, not matter what stage of their career they're in, can begin to feel the effects of burnout as early as shortly after their fellowship. It's a sad day when a physician decides they no longer want to practice medicine, but that is exactly what this doctor decided right out of her…
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10 Signs You Need a Scribe

Even though physicians are spending countless hours documenting in EHR systems, many still feel like they are always behind on their charting. This can have a negative impact on physicians' academic careers, relationships with hospital administration, and even their relationships with their family. Luckily, having a medical scribe can help alleviate some of the pressure, and allow…
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Five Tips for Landing The Locums Job You Want

Locum tenens jobs appeal to many types of physicians, from retirees wanting to stay connected to the medical community to graduates hoping to gain experience and see the world. No matter your specialty or experience level, locums is a smart choice to get more out of your medical career. With its growing popularity, however, jobs can be highly competitive.…
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Understanding Your Locum Tenens Agreement

A locum tenens agreement is typically more straightforward than a permanent contract due to its independent contractor status. Your recruiter should do a good job of explaining everything in the agreement before you sign, however, it is always a good idea to have some previous knowledge of your own. From malpractice insurance and cancellations to getting…
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Residents, Pay Attention to this ACGME Guideline Change

Beginning July 1st, 2017, the updated Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements will take effect. Changes made will include increasing the maximum amount of continuous hours worked from 16 to 24, and requiring all residency programs in the country to ensure both post-call rooms and transportation options for residents who may…
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Financial Mistakes Doctors Should Avoid

Sometimes, it's better to learn from the mistakes of others rather than have to experience them yourself. A recent thread on the doctor social media site, Sermo, revealed a number of financial mistakes other physicians have made over their careers. From getting ripped off by shady financial planners, to unknowingly overpaying for legal advice, their stories may…
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Locums Lifestyles: Which Locum Are You?

No matter where you are in your career, it's never too late to give locum tenens a try. Many physicians from various specialties and walk of life turn to locums for the career flexibility and better work-life balance. Straight out of residency? Established physician looking for a change? A busy mom trying to balance it…
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