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Tips for Making Your First Year of Residency Easier

Your first year of residency can be taxing. No matter the specialty, whether you're single, married, with a family or without, the large amount of time you are required to dedicate to your career can be overwhelming and leave you feeling drained. A strong residency staff and supportive family members can make life during residency…
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What You Need to Know About Billing for Locum Tenens

There are several different reasons a practice may need to hire a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner. Whether you need coverage during the temporary leave of a permanent physician or extra coverage for an explosive summer influx of patients, it is important for health care facilities to understand how to properly bill for locum tenens…
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Physicians in Today’s Digital Era

In today's digital landscape, it can be easy to blur the lines between personal and professional, and research shows that many physicians receive little to no training on how to navigate the web in a professional manner or which guidelines to follow. Recently, a number of studies have highlighted levels of unprofessional social media content…
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Are Amazon Run Hospitals in the Near Future?

Over the years, the medicine model has greatly changed from when our predecessors began practicing and laying the groundwork for the industry. From prioritizing charting and patient satisfaction, to patients who want to dictate their care completely, there has been a noticeable shift in medicine. In the era of the almighty online review, some argue…
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Locum Tenens and the Quadruple Aim

For years, health systems and facilities have accepted what's known as the "Triple Aim" as the benchmark for care: enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs. More recently, the "Triple Aim" has evolved into the "Quadruple Aim," with added emphasis on physician and staff wellness and satisfaction. Achieving the Quadruple Aim, however,…
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Six Ways Locum Tenens Makes Staffing Simpler

Your goal is to recruit the best physicians and advanced practitioners available, and locum tenens staffing agencies help you do just that. When you have gaps in coverage, a locum tenens staffing agency should be your go-to group for hiring. Not only will working with an agency save you time and money, it will also…
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Five Tips for Landing The Locums Job You Want

Locum tenens jobs appeal to many types of physicians, from retirees wanting to stay connected to the medical community to graduates hoping to gain experience and see the world. No matter your specialty or experience level, locums is a smart choice to get more out of your medical career. With its growing popularity, however, jobs can be highly competitive.…
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Longer Shifts Now OK for New Physicians

For the past six years, first-year resident physicians have been limited to 16-hour shifts. However, beginning in July, this will change when 24-hour shifts will once again be allowed for new physicians, plus an additional 4 hours if necessary. This new rule is meant to give training programs more flexibility, eliminate abrupt handoffs of patients,…
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Five Tricks For Busy Dr. Moms

As a mother and a practicing physician, you're faced daily with seemingly never ending lists of to-dos: long shifts, grocery shopping, dance recitals, CME, paying bills - the list goes on and on! Because you often give so much of yourself to your family and career, it is important to always take a moment, no…
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Improving Work-Life Balance With Locums

According to the 2017 Medscape Lifestyle Report, 51% of physicians say they are burnt out. If you're a physician or advanced practitioner looking for a change in your career, locum tenens can help provide the relief you need. By establishing career boundaries and freeing up more time to spend with loved ones, locums can help…
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