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Check out these inspiring photos of recent locum tenens assignments — and go on an adventure to Guam, Northern California, and New Zealand

Check out these inspiring photos of recent locum tenens assignments — and go on an adventure to Guam, Northern California, and New Zealand

Our locum tenens physicians take assignments in gorgeous parts of the world, in both the U.S. and abroad. Take a break and send your dreams soaring with these recent photos from three physicians. They’re sure to inspire your own locums adventure.

Meet Dr. Anita Haugabrook

Doc Nita recently moved from a full-time long-term position to locum tenens in order to passionately practice medicine, regain work/life balance, set her own schedule, and travel to new places. Here’s a look at some photos from her Northern California adventure:

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Hi! I'm Anita, a locum tenens physician with Global Medical Staffing. I'm taking over Global's Instagram account for the next week to share photos from my locums assignment in California. Here I am flying out to Northern Cali for my first California locums assignment! What beautiful views beneath me. When my recruiter asked me the primary location that I wanted to experience, I told her California! And she made it happen! #travelmedicine #locum #locums #locumtenens #locumlife #locumdoctor #locumwork #medicine #medlife #wanderlust #wanderluster #adventure #globalmedicalstaffing #physician #physicians #travel #doctor #doctorlife #travelingphysician #california #californialove #californiadreaming #hospitalist

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Here I am flying out to Northern Cali. What beautiful views. When my recruiter asked me the primary location that I wanted to experience, I told her California! And she made it happen!

The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas — the largest Buddhist monastery in western society! 

Every Saturday in Ukiah, they block off one of the streets downtown for the farmers market! The vegetables were so fresh and colorful.

Amazing views… I love Ukiah!

Meet Dr. Anu Taylor

Many physicians choose an assignment in Guam because they can take an assignment as short as three months — and use the adventure as a jumping off point to explore all of Asia. Here are some of Dr. Taylor’s favorite sites:

Chamorro fire dance on the beach in front of Jimmy Dee’s.

My favorite — Tom yum gai soup!

 

Hey everyone! I’m at work today. Guam memorial hospital is a government hospital. We make a difference here to the locals, and they appreciate us. Patients are very sweet, nurses are very self-sufficient and fun. Schedule is optimal for a real work-life balance, and with two weeks off, we docs travel often — Japan, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, to name a few.

Sunset over Citi Point, Guam. You can hike down to the beach and back and it will only take you six hours — definitely a difficult terrain but what fun!

Meet Dr. Sara Jalali

Dr. Jalali recently took a six-month international locum tenens assignment in Whanganui, New Zealand, bringing along her husband. She says it has reinvigorated her passion for medicine. It feels like a working holiday. I just love seeing the country!” Here are a few of her photos:

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Attention wanderlusters! My name is Sara and I am an ED physician who'll be taking over the Global Medical Staffing Instagram page this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I started the locums process, I asked my recruiter to place me anywhere in New Zealand for 6 months and I feel really lucky to have landed in Whanganui. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm excited to show everyone a glimpse of my life here, so follow me this week to see why I love it here so much! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Behind the photo – Yes, that's a baby alpaca! Not only did I get to take one for a walk, but I got to feed the mamas by hand and cuddle with handfuls of new babies. The farm I visited was only a short drive away and there are more farms and cute animals everywhere you look! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travelmedicine #locum #locums #locumlife #locumdoctor #locumwork #medicine #emergencymedicine #emergencymed #emergencymedicinelife #ERlife #lifeintheer #lifeintheED #medlife #wanderlust #wanderluster #nz #newzealand #alpaca #alpacas #farmanimals #globalmedicalstaffing #physicians

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Yes, that’s a baby alpaca! Not only did I get to take one for a walk, but I got to feed the mamas by hand and cuddle with handfuls of new babies. The farm I visited was only a short drive away and there are more farms and cute animals everywhere you look!

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Day 5 of my Instagram takeover! Before I got here, I had this idea in my head that small town government funded hospital meant old, outdated equipment. I couldn't have been more wrong! From the moment I stepped inside the ED I was pleasantly surprised at the state of the art technology – more up to date than the big name hospitals in the US I came from! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have a rad Sonosite ultrasound machine – that thing is a beast! We also have a C-Mac for intubation which is perfect for the good old fashioned DL plus video backup. And my favorite – the iCare tonometer! Even the ophthalmologist from the next town over was jealous when I told him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The other thing I love about working here is the representation from so many countries. What do you get when you throw an American, a Canadian, a Kiwi, and a Brit into a resus room with modern medical toys? This. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #resuscitation #intubation #ultrasound #medicine #travelmedicine #locum #locums #locumlife #locumdoctor #locumwork #medicine #emergencymedicine #emergencymed #emergencymedicinelife #ERlife #lifeintheer #lifeintheED #medlife #wanderlust #wanderluster #nz #newzealand #locumtenens #physician #physicians #globalmedicalstaffing

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Before I got here, I had this idea in my head that small town government funded hospital meant old, outdated equipment. I couldn’t have been more wrong! From the moment I stepped inside the ED I was pleasantly surprised at the state of the art technology.

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Sara here. My hubby and I had big plans to cook tonight, but 5 minutes later we were headed down the road toward Castlecliff Beach to visit our favorite burger spot in town. Aside from the killer food, one of my favorite things about this street is the unique landscape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our famous celebrity ceramic artist, Ivan Vostinar, was the sole potter for the Hobbit movies. He is now a Whanganui local! His studio is across the street from the restaurant. Ivan has landscaped a gorgeous cactus garden around his building, along with smaller patches up and down this road. Everywhere you look there are perfectly placed cacti and succulents, bringing a unique style to this little beach neighborhood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #cactus #succulents #burgers #travelmedicine #locum #locums #locumlife #locumdoctor #locumwork #medicine #emergencymedicine #emergencymed #emergencymedicinelife #ERlife #lifeintheer #lifeintheED #medlife #wanderlust #wanderluster #nz #newzealand #globalmedicalstaffing #physicians

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My hubby and I had big plans to cook tonight, but 5 minutes later we were headed down the road toward Castlecliff Beach to visit our favorite burger spot in town. Aside from the killer food, one of my favorite things about this street is the unique landscape. Our famous celebrity ceramic artist, Ivan Vostinar, was the sole potter for the Hobbit movies. He is now a Whanganui local! His studio is across the street from the restaurant.

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Good evening, Whanganui! This is a sunset view from our home. We are so lucky to look out the window and see the famous Whanganui River snaking around the city centre to our left, and lush green hills with sheep, donkeys, chickens, and horses to our right! This town has a perfect blend of rural and urban vibes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Living in NZ has reminded me to slow down a bit and just enjoy the present. It is, afterall, a gift to be here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #sunset #whanganui #whanganuiriver #travelmedicine #locum #locums #locumlife #locumdoctor #locumwork #medicine #emergencymedicine #emergencymed #emergencymedicinelife #ERlife #lifeintheer #lifeintheED #medlife #wanderlust #wanderluster #nz #newzealand #globalmedicalstaffing #physicians

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Check out this sunset view from our home. We feel so lucky to look out the window and see the famous Whanganui River snaking around the city to our left, and lush green hills with sheep, donkeys, chickens, and horses to our right! This town has a perfect blend of rural and urban vibes.

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All three of these physicians recently took over our Instagram account. Head over to our page to check out many more photos right here.

Want to start your own locum tenens adventure? Browse our current opportunities or give us a call at 1.800.760.3174. We’re always here to answer any questions you might have.

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