Category Archives: Physician Careers

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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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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Is Dr. Barbie An Accurate Representation of Today’s Doctor?

Many of you can probably remember playing with Barbies as a child. You may even have children of your own now who have taken up your love of Barbies and the many hats she wears: teacher, astronaut, dog-walker, doctor -- the list goes on and on. The latest doctor Barbie forgoes the traditional reflex hammer…
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Money and Medicine Education Are Equally Important

How much should I spend towards student loans? Do I need to start saving for retirement now? What about a mortgage or car payment? Now that you've graduated medical school and educated yourself about medicine, it's time to educate yourself about money. Post-grad, it's important to have a game plan to pave the way for…
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Advice for New Physicians

Finishing medical school and residency is no small feat and something you should feel very proud of. And as the nation continues to face a physician shortage, your skills and services are desperately needed now more than ever. However, as you grow into your career and establish yourself as a young physician, there are certain…
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Exploring Burnout and the Solutions to Solve It

With a growing focus on physician well-being, physicians are becoming more vocal about burnout, its impact, and how the healthcare industry and leading health systems are leading change. The American Medical Association (AMA) has always been a great resource for physicians, and discussing physician burnout is no exception. You can find many informative articles on…
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