Category Archives: Working Locum Tenens

13 Reasons to Work Locums

Extra income. Control of your own schedule. Gain experience. A bridge to retirement. There are several reasons physicians choose to work locum tenens. From traveling the country, to having more time to provide quality care, the benefits of locums entice physicians of every specialty. While no two physicians are alike, we know certain perks of…
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Tips for Bringing Your Pet on a Locum Tenens Assignment

One of the benefits of working locum tenens is the ability to travel. Though, for some pet parents, a trip is incomplete without their furry friend in tow. Before you decide to bring along your pet to your next locums assignment, there a few things you should keep in mind, like taking your pet to see…
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Tackling Two Birds With One Stone: Locums, Burnout and the Physician Shortage

Changing legislation, hospital consolidations, and the growing physician shortage all affect how physicians practice medicine today. With pressures coming from all sides, many physicians are experiencing burnout and opting to retire early, scale back their hours, or quit medicine completely as a result. But what if there was something that could help temper the nation's…
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How to Get the Job You Want

One of the easiest ways to succeed as a locum tenens physician is by teaming up with a skilled physician recruiter. Not only can working with a recruiter help you save time, they will also help you land the right job for you. Many industry professionals would agree, a solid relationship with your recruiter is an important…
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How Locum Tenens Addresses the Rural Physician Shortage

Supply and demand -- it's basic economics. But what happens when the demand outweighs the supply? That is what has happened across the nation, as the demand for physicians has continued to outweigh the supply, resulting in a physician shortage that has caused a negative impact on patients' access to care. Rural communities have been…
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How to Be a Successful Locums Physician

Physicians of nearly every specialty work locum tenens assignments each and every day. With one in five physicians working locums, there are certain things you can do as a locum to set yourself apart from the crowd. There are four main tips that Interim Physicians has concluded are your keys to success. By adopting these, you…
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5 Reasons Reasons You Should Consider Locums

Locum tenens is a Latin phrase that means "to hold the place of," but we most commonly know it to mean "temporary physician." There are many unique benefits to working locum tenens that attract many types of physicians in all stages of their career. Gaining experience, boosting your income, and escaping office politics are just to…
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Top Locums Myths Dispelled

As a physician, chances are you either know someone who has worked locums, have worked side by side with a locums doctor, or maybe even worked locums yourself. Still, as it's popularity continues to grow, a few misconceptions remain about the locum tenens industry and the doctors who choose to work locums. If you're new to locum…
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CV Tips for Locum Tenens Physicians

Working locums, you never know when the perfect assignment may arise. That's why it is important, when you do come across the right opportunity, that you're prepared and ready to go. Your curriculum vitae, or CV, is a staffing company's or facility's first impression of you,and serves to give a glimpse into who you are as…
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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Locums

There are several benefits of working locum tenens, like exciting travel opportunities, competitive pay, and the freedom to create your own schedule. However, similar to other situations, there are cons just like there are the pros to locums. When making any career choice, it's important to examine all elements before ultimately making a decision. Considering a career…
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