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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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A Look at the Increasing Demand for Locum Tenens Emergency Doctors in the US

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jul 28, 2017 1:00:43 AM

Emergency medicine departments across the country continue to experience increasing volumes of patients. This could be rooted in the fact that there’s an ongoing physician shortage, nationwide. Since many patients find it difficult to get an appointment with an office-based doctor, they turn, instead to emergency rooms to seek medical care. After all, emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, even to those who don’t have urgent medical needs.

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The Challenge: Achieving Physician Work-Life Balance

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jul 27, 2017 1:00:49 AM

A career in the medical field will take up every minute of your time, use up all your energy and patience, and affect your relationships.

With lives on the line and countless patients and tasks vying for a physician’s attention, it is no wonder many doctors have trouble maintaining work-life balance.

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Physician Burnout: A Remedy

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jul 26, 2017 10:18:24 AM

Physician burnout is a rising national problem. According to the recent Medscape Physician Lifestyle Survey, there was a higher burnout rate in 2015 compared to 2013, with numbers climbing up from 40% to 46%. Numerous other studies involving nearly every medical specialty show that one in three physicians is experiencing burnout at any given time. Some of the highest burnout rates of any medical discipline involve primary care physicians.

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Facing a Workforce Challenge? Let Locum Tenens Fill the Gap

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jun 27, 2017 9:38:28 AM

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the healthcare industry may face a shortage of primary care doctors by the year 2030, and of nurses by 2022.

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Physicians: Make Time Off a Priority (You'll Thank Us Later)

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jun 22, 2017 11:26:29 AM

Doctors would not be doctors without their packed schedules. There's usually so many things going on today, tomorrow, and even months ahead, that the idea of a vacation often gets shoved aside to make way for paperwork.

However, convincing yourself you're too busy to take a vacation is counterproductive, undermines a vacation's stress relieving capabilities, and ultimately causes more stress. Sadly, though, a recent study by a nonprofit organization called Project: Time Off reported that a mere 45% of workers use all of their paid time off, leaving 658 million vacation days wasted.

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