Category Archives: Physician Careers

8 States with the Lowest Number Physicians

As we all know, the United States has been facing a national physician shortage for years now and no state has been left unscathed. However, there are a number of states that are feeling the effects of this shortage a bit more than others. Wyoming, Alaska, and North Dakota are the top three states with…
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The Struggles of Burnout

Burnout affects many industries. Teachers, lawyers, IT specialists -- we all experience the exhaustion, anxiety, and stress from the day to day duties that come along with our jobs. Physicians, however, tend to experience burnout and its affects much more often and severely than others. Burnout is something that is complicated and not easy to…
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Tackling Two Birds With One Stone: Locums, Burnout and the Physician Shortage

Changing legislation, hospital consolidations, and the growing physician shortage all affect how physicians practice medicine today. With pressures coming from all sides, many physicians are experiencing burnout and opting to retire early, scale back their hours, or quit medicine completely as a result. But what if there was something that could help temper the nation's…
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How to Get the Job You Want

One of the easiest ways to succeed as a locum tenens physician is by teaming up with a skilled physician recruiter. Not only can working with a recruiter help you save time, they will also help you land the right job for you. Many industry professionals would agree, a solid relationship with your recruiter is an important…
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Yes, I’m a Mother and a Physician

A doctor-mom's journey is a unique story all it's own. Most doctor-moms have a common understanding with mothers like them because they know all too well the different challenges they face every day. Running a home. Taking care of kids. Maintaining a marriage. Managing as a single mom. All while still trying to find time for yourself. (And this is…
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The Art of Delivering Bad News

Breaking bad news is never easy. It is a difficult task that can take it's toll on a physician and requires a thick skin to be able to leave those feelings at the hospital once your shift ends. Shock. Silence. Tears. Anger. These are all things a doctor can expect to experience over the course of…
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Finding Your Fit: Deciding On a Specialty

During medical school, not only do you learn some of the tools you'll use for the rest of your career, you also have the opportunity to try out different medical specialties. This can help you decide which specialty fits you best, or discover quickly which ones do not. I'm sure you can remember the moment…
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Want to Retire at 45? Here’s How

Retiring at 45. Sounds pretty nice doesn't it? As a physician, you probably didn't start earning your first real paycheck until around age 30. You also probably graduated with a decent amount of student loans. These two factors can make the idea of retiring at 45 seem impossible. However, while it's not an easy feat,…
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7 Shaming Words That Should Be Banned From Medicine

The power of words cannot be underestimated. In medicine, different words hold certain connotations and can quickly set the tone, negative or positive, of any discussion or conversation sometimes without the speaker even realizing. When you take the Hippocratic Oath, one of the promises you make is to do no harm. This includes the words…
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Are Women Superior in Medicine?

This is what one Harvard study is claiming, to the tune of thousands of fewer Americans dying every year if male physicians were as adept as females. According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that within 30 days of arriving at the hospital, rates of death and re-admission for Medicare patients were significantly…
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