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    Job Relocation: Four Ways to Get to Know Your New Community

    Starting a new locum tenens position is exciting, but can be challenging as you consider how to best transition you and your family to a new geographic locale. Whether your placement is for a couple of months or several years, here are four tips to help you and your family adjust to your new communi...

    Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD Dr. ​Eki Abrams, MD | March 03, 2020

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    NP Scope of Practice Series: New York

    In simple terms, New York is “right down the middle” as far as restrictions go. There are some things the state is more strict on, such as prescriptive authority. Alternatively, there are things the state is nonrestrictive about such as NPs being able to join medical staffs....

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | February 27, 2020

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    PA Scope of Practice Series: Iowa

    In comparison to the scope of practice laws in other states, Iowa is less restrictive for PAs. Other than the state determining their scope of practice and not having full prescriptive authority, the PA can practice mostly independently....

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | February 25, 2020

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    #BecauseICan: Train for the Boston Marathon

    Dr. Sigrid B., MD, MPH, MBA was working as a critical care fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital on April 15th, 2013, when two homemade pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds of others....

    Ellen Lowry Ellen Lowry | February 24, 2020

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    Sweet Home Chicago - A Visitors Guide to the Windy City

    If you are offered a locum tenens position in Chicago, I would highly suggest that you take it; the city is full of excitement. Every season makes its own mark by bringing new, exciting, and refreshing activities....

    Paul Rickard, DDS Paul Rickard, DDS | February 20, 2020

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    7 Strategies to Maximize Efficiency on Hospitalist Rounds

    Bombarded with random items from multiple directions throughout our day, most of us want to streamline our processes and maximize our time. I’ve found these seven strategies really help:...

    Gail Clifford, MD Gail Clifford, MD | February 18, 2020

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    My Locum Tenens Story: Meet Dr. Mason C.

    In only four years of working as a locum with Barton Associates, Dr. Mason C. had worked 15 assignments across hospitals in Iowa and New York. Dr. Mason was kind enough to share his locum tenens story with us — all the way from his assignment in Vietnam!...

    Barton Team Barton Team | February 13, 2020

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    Backstage at Barton: Introducing Erika P.

    After graduating from University of Massachusetts Lowell, Erika P. took some time to herself and went backpacking across Europe. With her waitressing and dog walking paycheck funding the trip, she was able to visit beautiful places such as England, Ireland, Australia, Greece, and The Netherlands. He...

    Chris Keeley Chris Keeley | February 11, 2020

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    Locum Tenens Career Outlook and Job Trends

    Locum tenens is growing in popularity as a potential solution for the growing physician shortage in the United States. Data published by the Association of American Medical (AAMC) found that the U.S. is expected to see a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032 because the demand is...

    Tayla Holman Tayla Holman | February 06, 2020

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    Is a Career as a Locum Tenens Physician for You?

    Asking yourself these five questions and reflecting on your honest answers will help you decide if a career as a locum tenens physician is a good fit for you....

    Teresa Otto, MD Teresa Otto, MD | February 04, 2020