Category Archives: Physician Careers

Tackling Physician Burnout at Its Root

Burnout is not something that is new or unique among physicians. In a 2011 survey by the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, 45% of surveyed physicians met criteria for burnout. That number jumped to 55% in 2014 during a follow-up survey. When looking at burnout by specialty, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Internal…
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Projected Rise for Locums Physicians

According to a survey by The Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins, 11.5% of all physicians plan to work as locum tenens within the next three years. For physicians 45 and younger, this number goes slightly up to 12.8%. Both of these numbers are up from a similar study conducted in 2014. However, this news is…
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Choosing the Right Locums Agency for You

Choosing a locum tenens firm is a very important decision for any physician who wants a successful career in locums. Selecting the right agency can make a world of difference when preparing and heading into each assignment. But choosing the right agency doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it's as simple as 1, 2,…
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Top Ten Cities for a Healthcare Job

Looking for your next locum tenens job? Consider one of these ten popular locums destinations. Based on U.S. census data, ABODO has rounded up the top ten cities for employment in the healthcare industry. From historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to bluesy Memphis, Tennessee, this list is sure to include an exciting locale that peaks your interest. Visit…
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The Doctor Will See You Now

Imagine: a world where artificial intelligence can transcribe office visits right as they’re happening. This is a reality for any doctor incorporating the Google Glass into their practice. This allows an examination to be viewed by a scribe thousands of miles away through a sleek, tiny lens. While some may believe that bringing additional technology in…
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Computers and Patients Competing for “Face-Time”?

According to a recent AMA-funded study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, for every hour a physician spends with his or her patient, they will spend an additional two hours with computers completing EHR requirements. Not only does this take away from quality time spent face-to-face with patients, it can also increase a physician’s…
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Let Locums Help You Find Your Perfect Practice Setting

As a physician, you know there is more than one way to be a doctor. Aside from specialty, there are also several different settings in which you can choose to practice, and many factors that come in to play when deciding where you want to end up. One of the main benefits of working locums…
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What Makes A Successful Physician Leader?

Flexibility. Positivity. Innovative spirit. These are all things that make up a successful physician leader. No matter your age or where you are in your career, you have the chance to be a leader in your field. If you're a physician who is nearing retirement, locum tenens is a great way to continue practicing while…
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EMR and You: Stay Up To Date on the Latest Software

As a locum tenens physician we know you're busy. Between packing for your next assignment, keeping up with your day-to-day tasks, staying in touch with friends and family, and everything in between, there's a lot on your plate. But what if there was something that could help make the transition into your next assignment a little…
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What’s in a Name? Most Popular Names in Medicine

Would you be surprised to know that the most popular last name for doctors from 1930 to 1959 was Smith? Or that it changed to Lee in 1960 and Patel in 1980? Changing trends, shifts in medical school demographics, and geographic location all play a part in the medical name game. For instance, Dr. John…
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