Category Archives: Working Locum Tenens

Locum Tenens Frequently Asked Questions

For those unfamiliar, locum tenens is a Latin phrase meaning “to hold the place of,” or in layman’s terms: a temporary physician. Locums physicians provide temporary coverage to hospitals and facilities across the country, helping them cover their bottom line and provide care where it’s needed most. Please click here if you'd like to learn more about…
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Young Physicians Can Benefit From Working Locum Tenens

As a new doctor, you’re probably beginning to feel the pressures of post-grad life. Student loans and landing a “real job” are two big concerns among many young physicians. However, locum tenens can offer some relief, and teaming up with a locum tenens agency can make the experience that much easier. Not only do you…
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10 Reasons to Love Working Locum Tenens

Whether you’re fresh out of residency, halfway through your career or, nearing retirement, it’s never too late to make a change in your career. There are several reasons many physicians are drawn to locum tenens. Competitive pay, the opportunity to travel, and ability to gain experience in a variety of settings are just to name a…
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Top 5 Online Resources for New Physicians

As a new physician, life post-residency may seem intimidating or challenging. But never fear, there is help out there. With almost everything in our lives centered around technology, it only makes sense that the first place a young physician would seek out help is online. But the internet is a vast place – where do…
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Top 5 Reasons to be a Locum Tenens Physician (Infographic)

Considered working locum tenens but still not sure if it’s the right fit for you? Check out the infographic below to see the top five benefits of working locum tenens. Then, visit Interim Physicians' Locum Tenens Jobs page to find your perfect assignment, or call 800-226-6347 to speak with a skilled physician recruiter.
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A Powerful Tax Strategy for Freelance Physicians

By: Peter Thoms Doctors who earn self-employment income by working freelance are in a great position to save a large amount on taxes in 2016 by establishing an IRS-approved qualified retirement plan called a small business defined benefit plan before December 31, 2016. So what is a defined benefit plan and why is contributing to one such an effective…
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Working in Retirement: Myths vs. Reality (Infographic)

As a physician, being a doctor is “who you are.” As retirement nears, it’s often difficult to walk away from such an important part of your personal identity. Because of this, many soon-to-be retired or semi-retired physicians hang onto their stethoscopes longer and work well past the traditional retirement age of 65. What if you’d…
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How the Stark Law Could Affect the Locum Tenens Market

By: Dr. Robert Moghim As part of the 1989 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, the Stark I provision barred physicians from making referrals which enriched themselves. Originally pertaining to clinical laboratory services, the Stark Law has been expanded over the years to include many other services. In 1993, Congress formally broadened this law through the Stark…
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Travel? It’s All Taken Care Of

By: Robbyn Davis Smooth travel arrangements can make the difference between a good experience and a bad one for locum tenens professionals on assignment. I work with a 49-year-old locum tenens physician who prefers one leading hotel chain over another for one reason: It provides feather pillows, and he insists on them. Though he often…
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The Love-Hate Relationship Between Hospitals and Locum Tenens

By: Dr. Robert Moghim Securing personnel for a hospital or managed care organization can be a difficult and involved process that takes months.  For many of the administrators of these medical organizations the stopgap solution for these vacancies is locum tenens staffing agencies which can provide the physicians, advanced practice providers or allied health professionals…
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