Interim Physicians Blog

Four Reasons Why Young Physicians Should Choose Locum Tenens

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jan 16, 2017 12:35:33 PM

For many new physicians, the transition from resident to practicing physician can be quite an adjustment. While you’ve spent years studying and training for this moment, life after residency can be a lot to handle as you quickly find it has its own unique set of responsibilities, such as paying back student loans, choosing a direction for your career, and simply navigating the ‘real-world’ as a young professional.

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Topics: Locum Tenens, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine

Medical Schools: Friend or Foe of Primary Care?

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Jun 25, 2014 9:13:17 PM

"There's a crisis in primary care, probably much worse than most people realize," says Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine (The New York Times, September 9, 2012). Interestingly enough, on the first day of medical school, almost half of U.S. students surveyed intend to go into primary care. Why is it then that fewer than 20 percent actually end up in a primary care field like family or general medicine? What changed their minds between year 1 and year 4 of medical school?

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Topics: Locum Tenens, Internal Medicine, Dr. Ken's Corner, Family Practice