Physicians have a variety of options for practicing medicine in another country. Here are six ways a physician can make a living outside the U.S.
Back in 1958 Dr. William (Wim) LeMaire went to Africa on his first overseas medical adventure right after his medical training. That job forever lit a passion for international adventures where he could practice medicine and live like a local for months or years at a time. In addition to Africa, over the years, he […]
Podcasts are easy to listen to almost anywhere — while commuting, while exercising, or even while doing household chores. The best podcasts are funny, inspiring, and knowledge-filled. With so many podcasts available, as well as so many great blogs, it can be hard to find the most beneficial and enjoyable ones, so we sorted through […]
Learn to scuba dive, taste the best food in Tokyo, explore the world’s most famous glowworm caves… It sounds like a trip of the lifetime, doesn’t it? These are how many physicians adventure while on an international locum tenens assignment. When you take on an assignment in an international location, you not only get immersed […]
It's that time of the year for New Year's resolutions. Popular resolutions among physicians are to spend more time with family, work less, give back to the community, save more money and eat more healthfully. Luckily, locum tenens can help physicians achieve all these New Year's resolutions and more.
Physician burnout is high, making major headlines around the world, and suicide among physicians is two times that of the general population. Yet, even though more than half of physicians said in a recent study by locumstory.com that their workload has negatively hurt their mental health, only 17 percent have sought help. The locumstory.com study, which surveyed more than 3,700 physicians in nearly every specialty, work setting, and region of the country, did have positive news.
Knowing that physician burnout has increased significantly, locumstory.com recently conducted a survey of more than 3,700 physicians across specialties, work settings, and U.S. regions to better understand physicians’ perspectives about their professions. Among the findings: 52% of surveyed physicians reported feeling burned out. 74% of physicians reported frequently seeing symptoms of burnout in other physicians. […]
We spend so much time on our smart phones that whatever apps we choose better be good – and truly make our lives easier. Here, we've compiled the most-useful apps for physicians, especially locum tenens doctors, which can help to simplify your professional life, traveling life, and personal life.
Would you like to practice medicine in a new state but you’re not sure how to get licensed there? The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact could pave the way to expanding your medical horizons as a locum tenens physician.
What inspires you most in this life? Ask that question to any number of people across many professions and you’ll probably get a different answer each time. Pose that same inquiry to a room full of doctors and we imagine that some aspect of their answers will include the words helping others.” Go ahead. Take […]
We've got good news for you: updating your physician CV is not as time-consuming as you might think.
How do you create a positive social media presence as a locum tenens doctor? Here are the do's and don'ts.
By now in your medical career you may have read something about the burnout epidemic currently afflicting a lot of physicians. Our guess is you’re probably just as tired of hearing about physician burnout as you are tired of experiencing it yourself. But suffice it to say you’re not unique in your exhaustion. Simply put […]
Do you want to let everyone know about your experience on your locum tenens job overseas? Here's how to start a free blog and start sharing your amazing stories today.
We recently wrote about the 5 medical influencers you should follow for daily inspiration. This time around we thought we'd share with you some travel-related inspiration.