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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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Busy Physicians: You, Too, Can Make Time For Vacation

As a busy physician, life can get pretty hectic at times. During peak busier seasons at your private practice or hospital group, you've probably thought to yourself, "Wow, I could really use a vacation." However, many physicians avoid taking time off. In fact, a recent study found that only 45% of Americans use all of…
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New Policy to Address EHR Demands

A recent study of physician EHR documentation shows physicians are spending less time with patients than anticipated. Researchers analyzed EHR data and found that, on average, physicians spend half their clinical time on EHR documentation, much more than previously thought. Policymakers and physicians have voiced their concerns regarding less face-to-face interactions between patients and physicians, however, evidence shows…
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Longer Shifts Now OK for New Physicians

For the past six years, first-year resident physicians have been limited to 16-hour shifts. However, beginning in July, this will change when 24-hour shifts will once again be allowed for new physicians, plus an additional 4 hours if necessary. This new rule is meant to give training programs more flexibility, eliminate abrupt handoffs of patients,…
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Expand Your Medical Career As a Locums Physician

Combining locum tenens with your regular practice responsibilities can be a highly beneficial means to enhance your medical career. Because assignments differ greatly in location and length, it’s easy to find something that caters to your busy schedule. Locum tenens work not only gives you the opportunity to gain additional professional experience, but also work with new…
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