Interim Physicians Blog

We've been named a Largest Locum Tenens Staffing Firm for the 4th year!

Posted by Saralynn White on Oct 4, 2019 11:48:37 AM


Interim Physicians has been named to the list of Largest Locum Tenens Staffing Firms in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) for the fourth consecutive year.

We couldn’t have done it without the wonderful healthcare facilities, physicians, and advanced practitioners we work with every day and we extend our thanks to each of you. Our talented and dedicated sales and support teams are the best in the industry and this noteworthy accomplishment is proof positive of their ongoing commitment to change lives every day.

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Topics: locum tenens staffing

Dr. Ken's Corner: new standards for surgical care of the elderly

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 24, 2019 3:25:09 PM

More than 40 percent of inpatient operations and 33 percent of outpatient procedures are performed on older adults each year in the United States. And that number is expected to mushroom as the boomer population ages (per a July 2019 article from AARP). To improve the surgical experience for patients 75 and older, the American College of Surgeons has released 30 patient-centered standards of care. It's called the Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program. It was developed over a four-year period with input from over 50 stakeholders, including hospitals, patients, and providers.

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Topics: Dr. Ken's Corner

4 inspiring women who changed the course of medicine

Posted by David Shorette on Sep 19, 2019 11:52:30 AM

September is Women in Medicine Month and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to honor the incredible contributions of these four female trailblazers.

1. Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D.

The first woman to earn the M.D. degree from an American medical school, Blackwell was told her dream of being a physician was a good idea, but impossible: such education was not available to women. She applied to every medical school in New York and Philadelphia and was finally accepted at New York’s Geneva Medical College on a fluke.

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Topics: Locum Tenens Lifestyle, Women in Medicine

Why more women in medicine are getting their groove back with locum tenens

Posted by Saralynn White on Sep 12, 2019 8:46:02 AM

It’s National Women in Medicine Month and we're celebrating all 389,750 women physicians practicing in the United States. We have the honor of working with great female physicians every day and we recognize that women have distinct professional aspirations (per a survey from the American Medical Association. About 80 percent of female physicians want more options that help them address the struggles of balancing work and family. What’s more, 97 percent of women physicians said they want the option to have a flexible work schedule.

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Topics: Locum Tenens Lifestyle, Women in Medicine

Dr. Ken's Corner: are patients harmed when residents work fewer hours?

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 4, 2019 1:01:31 PM

When work hours for residents in training were capped at 80 hours per week, two questions came up:

  1. Will residents have enough time to learn everything they need to know?
  2. Will the residents' future patients suffer as a consequence?
A recent study appears to have answered these questions.

The study's investigators faced persistent "speculation that physicians completing residency today have less robust clinical experience before entering unsupervised practice compared with pre-reform residency cohorts" (per July 2019 BMJ research.) They assumed, however, that "it might also be possible that residents who are less fatigued consolidate their knowledge better and have equivalent or greater clinical competency both during and after residency."

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Topics: Dr. Ken's Corner, Residents in Training

6 of the coolest rooftop spots to visit right now

Posted by David Shorette on Aug 29, 2019 1:19:05 PM

The summer is winding down, and the weather is perfect for rooftop dining. We know travel is a big part of your life as a locum tenens physician, so we found some unique outdoor, elevated restaurants you won’t want to miss if you’re near one of these hot spots.

  1. Three-Sixty in St. Louis, Missouri. This swanky rooftop bar offers a 360-degree view of St. Louis and it’s right in the heart of downtown. Sip a cocktail (or three) while you take in the panoramic views of the infamous Gateway Arch and the twinkling city lights shimmering on the mighty Mississippi River. The smoked salmon chips and the crispy spinach tots are two of our foodie favorites, and you can’t miss the Island in the Sky cocktail with Captain Morgan 100, Tiki Lovers pineapple rum, Don’s cinnamon mix, almond and lime. It’s meant to be shared but we won’t tell if you drink the whole thing yourself.
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Topics: Locum Tenens Travel Tips