Category Archives: Physician Careers

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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A Resident’s Guide to Personal Finance

As a resident/fellow, your primary concern, of course, should be to become a great doctor. However, finances should fall as a close second, as neglecting your personal finances during your residency/fellowship can prove to be a huge mistake. Student loans can creep up, and it's never too early to learn how to maintain a budget…
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Six Ways to Improve Your Patience

As a physician, you're familiar with working in a fast-paced environment. While being constantly on-the-go can be exciting and make the day go by quicker, there can also be drawbacks to working at such a rate, and when things slow down it's easy to lose your patience with those around you, both personnel and patient.…
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Dr. Google at Your Service

Because nearly everyone has access to the internet, it’s inevitable that the most patients will turn to Dr. Google at some point to research their symptoms. In fact, it is estimated that one in three Americans use the internet to research a medical condition, whether for themselves or a friend or family member. Rather than…
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Find Your Perfect Practice Setting with Locum Tenens

An important part of any physician’s career is deciding which practice setting they prefer. There are several factors that come into play when making this decision, like patient volume, location, specialty, compensation, and CME opportunities. When a physician is still undecided on where they'd like to practice, they can turn to locum tenens for help.…
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Top 5 Online Resources for New Physicians

Now that you’ve passed your exams and completed your residency, you're probably learning that you now have to deal with a new list of real-world challenges as a new physician, like paying off medical school debt and deciding on which direction you’d like your career to go. If you are just starting out in your…
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What You Need to Know About Physician Employment Contracts

As a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner, you have probably come to be familiar with your fair share of physician employment contracts. Typically, locum tenens contracts are more straightforward than permanent agreements due to their short nature. However, things like unclear work expectations, unreasonable non-competes, and delayed benefits can make any type of employment contract…
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Combat EMR Burnout With Locum Tenens

Over the years, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have helped physicians improve treatment and care for patients and provide facilities with the opportunity to better monitor patient care. However, while EMRs may ultimately improve clinical outcomes for patients, current use of EMRs has come at a cost: increased physician burnout. This is due to a number…
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