Several physicians share their eye-opening and rewarding experiences working as international locum tenens in a new part of the world.
Guam Memorial Hospital’s chief of internal medicine shares what it’s like working locum tenens in Guam and why doctors are needed there.
Tax 101 for doctors taking international or U.S. locum tenens assignments
This guide for beginners will give you everything you need to know to get started on your first international locum tenens adventure.
How locum tenens has allowed one pediatrician to see new places and practice medicine in new ways as he transitions into retirement.
Several physicians share their insights and tips on what to do with your house while you are away on a locum tenens assignment.
Five doctors say locum tenens allows them to get back to the basics of medicine, with less time on paperwork and more with patients.
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 […]
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 […]
Explore the country, contributing your valuable medical skills where they’re most needed — while earning good money. That’s all possible with locum tenens. Right now, we have openings all across the U.S. Some physicians choose to do locum tenens full-time, in order to gain work/life balance, spend time with family, and choose their own hours. […]
Ready to escape the demanding hours of your long-term physician position and instead gain work/life balance, while earning a good living? Want to travel near or far, while getting paid? Then, chances are, locum tenens can benefit you. An important consideration is whether to take a domestic assignment or an international one. This doesn’t have […]
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, […]
Dr. Anita Haugabrook (Doc Nita) first got into locum tenens during a transitional point in her career. She had just left a fulltime partner role in a physician group and wanted some time to consider options before signing a long-term contract. However, she soon fell in love with the locum tenens way of life and […]
After long hours with low pay and years of education and training, you’ve finished your residency. Hurray! It’s a momentous occasion. At this point, many doctors take a long-term position, but some opt to go with a locum tenens assignment instead. Locum tenens allows new physicians the chance to explore, travel, gain additional experience, make […]