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  • How Does Locum Tenens Pay and Salary Work for Physicians?

    • Nov 15, 2022

    Want to know how locum tenens pay works? Find out how rates are determined, how physicians can earn more by working less, and more.

  • How Locum Tenens Jobs Help You Achieve Better Work/Life Balance

    • Nov 1, 2022

    A recent CHG Healthcare survey revealed that 40% of physicians are changing careers. The number one cause cited by physicians? Burnout and a lack of work/life balance. Find out how locum tenens can bring the balance back to your career with less administrative burden, schedule flexibility, and the time to pursue your passions.

  • The Top 10 Highest Paying States for Locum Tenens Physicians in 2022

    • Oct 3, 2022

    Want to boost your earnings working locum tenens? Then consider taking an assignment in one of this year’s highest paying states for locum tenens physicians. We partnered with two of the largest locum tenens staffing agencies in the U.S. to determine which states are paying higher than average rates for locum tenens. Here are just a few of the reasons behind the higher pay.

  • How to Write the Perfect Physician CV

    • Sep 15, 2022

    As a physician, you need a solid CV in order to get noticed and land your dream job. Find out what a recruiter is looking for when they review your CV, which qualifications you should highlight, and which red flags you should avoid to ensure it stands out from the competition.

  • Locum tenens 101 for physicians: A newcomer’s guide

    • Sep 6, 2022

    Interested in locums work but don't know where to begin? This newcomer's guide provides insight into working with a locum tenens agency, how locums pay works, and what to consider when choosing your first locums assignment. If you'd like to advance your career and explore new opportunities through locums, this guide is for you.

  • Physician Volunteer Opportunities

    • May 20, 2020

    Let us help connect you Today! Below you will find organization PROFILES that will guide you through opportunities within reputable volunteer organizations. You can also explore resource guides for volunteering across multiple areas of the American Medical Association.

  • How I Choose Which Locums Agencies to Work With

    • Oct 17, 2022

    Whether you’re thinking about working locum tenens or are an established locum veteran, you’ll want to find a locum tenens agency that will always have your back. Here are the characteristics that experienced locum Dr. Nicholas Kusnezov looks for when choosing a locum tenens agency.

  • A Piece of My Mind: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    • Oct 14, 2022

    Read about the experiences physicians have when breast cancer becomes real for them, outside of just the clinical setting.

  • Tips For Your Medical Residency Application

    • Sep 23, 2022

    Familiarize yourself with our no-fuss timeline for residency applications. Learn how to put your best foot forward, every step of the way to your perfect match.

  • New Approved CPT Codes for COVID-19 Immunization

    • Sep 16, 2022

    Reference the full list of updated CPT codes for COVID-19 immunization for easy and accurate medical billing.

  • What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Monkeypox

    • Sep 8, 2022

    Read insights from a leading virology expert clarifying misconceptions around how monkeypox is spread, treated, and prevented.

  • JAMA A Piece of My Mind – Baby Girl

    • Aug 30, 2022

    I was placed for adoption by my teenage birth parents during a time when closed adoptions were still commonplace. Each year on my adoption day, my adoptive mother would tell me the story of how I came into their lives.

  • From JAMA - Making Electronic Health Records Both SAFER and SMARTER

    • Aug 26, 2022

    The National Academies identified 5 objectives in declaring computer-based patient records an essential technology for health care in 1991.

  • Why One Doctor’s Burnout Story Shows Systemic Changes Matter

    • Aug 22, 2022

    Like many physicians, Reena Patel, MD, had a demanding job before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But she would not have defined herself as burned out. She wouldn’t even place herself in that category during the first year of the pandemic because she didn’t feel alone.

  • What Doctors Wish Patients Knew about Kids COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

    • Aug 11, 2022

    A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that one-third of parents say they planned to get their children vaccinated right away. Yet other parents are taking a wait-and-see approach to COVID-19 vaccination for kids. But with the BA.2 Omicron subvariant, widespread vaccination is an essential tool for preventing COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations and illnesses writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer.

  • 3 Tips to Help Residents Attain Financial Wellness

    • Aug 3, 2022

    A new year often comes with new goals. One of them, for many resident physicians, may be to get their finances in order and the February doldrums are as good a time as any to reconsider this vital matter.

  • To Overcome Doctor Shortage, Get Rid of Obstacles to Primary Care

    • Jul 27, 2022

    Experts predict that the U.S. will be short between 17,800 and 48,000 primary care physicians by 2034. For many, those numbers may seem too abstract to fathom or the year too far away to ponder given more immediate concerns.

  • The Stethoscope – JAMA A Piece of My Mind by JoAnne Burger, MD

    • Jul 21, 2022

    I almost didn't bring my stethoscope into the room. It was the end of the day, the end of the week, my neck ached, and I was dreading this encounter. The visit would be purely psychological, posing no diagnostic dilemma that a stethoscope might clarify. And yet, I threw it round my neck, my well-worn prop. A label and signifier, it might somehow help me traverse difficult ground and perhaps also provide permission to poke and look and ask. Maybe, to listen too.

  • What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Using a Patient Portal

    • Jul 14, 2022

    An online patient portal is a website that is used to access personal health information. The patient portal is helpful for patients to keep track of their medical visits, test results, billing, prescriptions, and insurance writes Sara Berg, AMA Senior News Writer.

  • Long COVID: Over 200 Symptoms, and a Search for Guidance

    • Jul 5, 2022

    Long COVID poses a conundrum for physicians and researchers alike reports Jennifer Lubell, AMA Contributing News Writer. Representing a wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems that arise about a month after initial infection, it can affect 20% to 30% of patients after recovery from even mild illnesses and about half of COVID-19 patients who required hospitalization.