An in-depth interview with a family medicine physician who has been working locum tenens in New Zealand on her first international assignment.
Infectious disease physician Dr. Dalilah Restrepo shares how she rediscovered her love of medicine with an international locum tenens assignment in New Zealand.
Psychiatrist Dr. John Gallehr shares his experiences working locum tenens in New Zealand — what it’s like to work there and how he was able to explore the country with his family.
Radiologist Dr. Greg Kapala has worked in various locations throughout his long career, including for various private practices in the Midwest. Since 2008, he has taken numerous three-month and six-month international locum tenens stints in New Zealand, in addition to doing contract work for the VA. “I really like traveling,” Dr. Kapala explains. “I love […]
Getting ready to finish residency? Consider taking a locums tenens assignment before building your practice and settling into a community.
Dr. Bengaard says she has always been adventurous and into traveling, making working locums in New Zealand a good match for her loves for medicine and travel.
Family medicine physician Dr. T recently took her first locums assignment to Hawaii, and she is thrilled with how the adventure has enriched her life. She chose locums in order to travel and to experience different cultures — and Hawaii, a melting pot of culture, is the perfect place for both. Discovering the island lifestyle Hawaii […]
Some doctors describe international locums as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, others grab the kids and take them on a series of international jet-setting adventures, and still others embrace it as their new lifestyle. However doctors can fit it in, all of them call their international assignments amazing adventures. Here’s what four physicians love most about international […]
Dr. Cheri McCue has always loved traveling. Still, she didn’t expect to one day get on a plane and end up living in Guam for several months. “I thought: How did I get here? Did I just travel 22 hours,” she recalls, laughing. Her locum tenens assignment, planned for three months but extended by mutual […]
There’s a lot to consider before packing up and moving overseas for a year. In the Q&A below, child & adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Jason Lambrese shares how he made a one-year locums assignment in New Zealand work for him and his husband as well as how happy he is that he could make this experience […]
Aristotle once said, Friendship is essentially a partnership.” That can be said of Dr. Ronald Stiller and his physician reps at Global Medical Staffing. Kipp Robinson, domestic recruiter at Global Medical Staffing, recruited Dr. Stiller by pointing out that Global could pay a lot more than Dr. Stiller’s permanent position, allowing less work and more […]
Dr. Raymattie Singh says that when her hospitalist contract was ending in Denver, Colorado, she really began thinking about her life. She was in something of an existential crisis. “I had gotten more and more depressed, and then, incidentally got an email from Global Medical Staffing about practicing medicine in the Pacific Islands. I started […]
Not all locum tenens physicians work locums full time; some work occasional locums shifts in order to earn extra money, to travel, or, like Dr. Chad Koyanagi, as a way to give back to the community. For psychiatrist Dr. Koyanagi, helping people is his mission, and he uses his expertise, compassion, and valuable skills and […]
After Dr. Mike Spertus finished his post-residency fellowship, he applied for an international locum tenens position and is now about halfway through that assignment in Perth, Australia. He’s thrilled to be there, he says, and loves many things about the job, including: the flexibility, the clinical experiences, the travel opportunities, and the work/life balance. You […]
For as long as Dr. Eva McCullars can remember, she always wanted to be a physician, just like her mom. As a child, she helped her pediatrician mother with patients, answering the phone when her mom was out treating patients on house calls. Her father is also a physician, a surgeon, so Dr. McCullars says, […]