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Becoming a Locum Tenens Physician Just Got Easier

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Mar 15, 2018 10:33:00 AM

The freedom to choose your own schedule, work environment, and location is intriguing to many physicians, but how do you go about landing a great locum tenens assignment? Begin by working with a staffing agency like Interim Physicians to find the ideal job for you, then follow these seven easy steps to land your next locums assignment.

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Topics: locum tenens, Our Blog, becoming a locums physician, interim physicians, locum tenens careers, travel physician

Dr. Ken's Corner: Rural Hospitals Face Threats to Survival

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 25, 2017 3:58:41 PM

Every day, thousands of Americans receive quality patient care from locum tenens physicians representing almost every specialty and sub-specialty.  The vast majority of these doctors practice in urban settings, most of them likely unaware that the idea behind locum tenens staffing had its humble origins in rural America.  It all began as a way to provide relief to overworked primary care physicians in underserved communities in Texas and the Intermountain West.

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Topics: locum tenens, Dr. Ken Teufel, hospital coverage, hospital medicine, rural medicine

Crossing State Lines: New Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Posted by Lauren Garvey on May 15, 2017 9:44:59 AM

Applying for multiple state licenses one at a time can be time-consuming and tedious. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact aims to fix this. Learn what the Compact is and what it means for you as a locum tenens physician, below.

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Topics: physician careers, locum tenens, Our Blog, state medical license, Federation of State Medical Boards, healthcare legislature, Interstate Commission, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, The Compact

How Do Hospitals Feel About Locum Tenens?

Posted by Lauren Garvey on May 8, 2017 3:22:06 PM

Hospitals work with locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners for several reasons. From filling gaps in scheduling to lowering readmission rates and fighting burnout, locum tenens is a great way to help facilities find coverage and secure fast quality care when and where it’s needed most.

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Topics: locums, locum tenens, Our Blog, hospital medicine, hospitalist, physician, physician burnout

Understanding Your Locum Tenens Contract

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Apr 5, 2017 9:51:23 AM


When taking on a new assignment, it’s important that you fully understand your locum tenens contract. Typically, locum tenens agreements are more straightforward than permanent contracts due to the independent contractor status, and your recruiter should do a good job of explaining everything in the agreement before you sign. Still, it is always a good idea to have some previous knowledge of your own.

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Topics: locum tenens, locum tenens advanced practitioner, locum tenens contract, Our Blog, physician recruiter, interim physicians, locum tenens agreement, locum tenens physician

Top 5 Physician Blogs to Follow

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Mar 8, 2017 2:42:01 PM

Every day we’re bombarded with information from various news outlets, the internet, social media, and television. Sometimes, it’s refreshing to read news from doctors just like you. Here are five physician blogs we at Interim Physicians recommend following.

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Topics: Dr. Linda MD, locum tenens, Our Blog, KevinMD, MD Whistleblower, Mothers in Medicine, physician blog, Physician on FIRE

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