Category Archives: Physician Careers

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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How Well Do You Know MIPS?

As you may know, MACRA took effect at the beginning of 2017. This law establishes two payment tracks for physicians: the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). For smaller and independent medical practices, MIPS may be the more suitable of the two. Starting this year, those practices will be required…
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8 Reasons Physicians Choose Locums

With it's increasing popularity, majority of physicians either know someone who's worked locums or worked alongside a locum tenens physician. Why is it, then, that many still aren't aware of the benefits of working temporary assignments? What was once seen as something only physicians nearing retirement did, has now grown into an industry that attracts…
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Volunteer Opportunities for Locum Physicians

Altruistic by nature, physicians often give back, both professionally and personally, in various ways throughout their careers. Locum tenens physician are in a unique position to take part in volunteer opportunities because they enjoy greater flexibility in their schedules and can volunteer at home, away from home, and even during locum tenens assignments. Whether it's…
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Busy Physicians: Locum Tenens is Here to Help

Throughout medical school, you had to deal with your fair share of struggles. From the many hours spent in residency to experiencing your many “firsts” on the floor, you may have thought you’d seen it all. However, what you may not have envisioned is that being a physician comes with it's own set of responsibilities…
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