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Physician Resource Hub

Helpful Tools, Resources, and Advice for Physicians

Whether you're a looking to pursue a permanent career as a physician or are interested in locum tenens as a full-time career, you probably have some questions. And we expect you to. For that reason, we assembled some of the most useful articles, infographics, and videos in one easy-to-navigate location to help answer any questions you may have. Educational resources, navigating the job-search process, useful career tips — it's all here.

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Education Resources for Physicians

TOOLS AND ARTICLES FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED IN BECOMING PHYSICIANS

3 Tips for Success in Your Third Year of Medical School - Barton Associates

Congratulations! You have completed your first two years of medical school and you are now entering into your third year. Instead of simply spending hours studying for your next written exam, you will soon be using that knowledge outside of the classroom through real-world experiences interacting with patients and delving into different clinical rotations.
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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES - AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Find education resources, tools and CME courses to advance professional and personal development.
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Grants and Scholarship Programs for Nurse Practitioners - AANP

AANP supports NPs and the advancement of the NP profession by offering grant and scholarship opportunities. Many external sources for funding are also available.
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APPLY FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS - American Medical Association

Choose among several scholarships and fellowships the AMA offers, including those for rising 2nd-, 3rd- or 4th-year medical students.
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BECOMING A PHYSICIAN - American Medical Association

Find out how the AMA is working to increase funding for GME positions and helping recent graduates prepare for licensing exams.
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OBTAINING A MEDICAL LICENSE - American Medical Association

The process of obtaining a medical license can be challenging and time consuming. Find resources and information on how to obtain an initial license, 2nd license and additional licenses by state.
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Getting a Job As a Physician

HELPFUL TIPS AND INSIGHT FOR PHYSICIANS LOOKING FOR JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES

FOUR TIPS FOR PHYSICIANS STARTING A NEW JOB SEARCH - Physicians Practice

There are times in any job when you just feel stuck. You know it's not the right fit, that you're never going to be happy where you are, and that things won't get better unless you move on. But what can you do? After spending years at a practice, the thought of finding a new job can seem overwhelming, if not frightening.
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RECRUITERS REVEAL BEST PHYSICIAN JOB SEARCH TIPS - HealtheCareers

For those looking to start out in or simply find a change of venue in their physician job, the whole process can be quite intimidating. Doctors are amongst some of the most trusted professionals in the world, but when it comes to searching for a new job, a physician can feel as stressed as a 16-year-old vying for their first job at McDonald's.
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WHY LOCUM TENENS IS A GREAT FIRST CHOICE AFTER RESIDENCY TRAINING - Barton Associates

Choosing a job that is a good long-term fit can be difficult, and gaining a broader exposure to the wide variety of options is key to success. That's why “try before you buy” can be an excellent strategy for young physicians.
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HOW TO BUILD A RESUME THAT WILL LAND YOU A JOB INTERVIEW - Barton Associates

Your resume has less than 30 seconds to make an impression on a potential employer. That’s only about the length of a typical TV commercial. Your resume must quickly convey critical information that hooks the hiring manager’s attention.
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PHYSICIAN JOB SEARCH - INTERVIEW QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK - The Happy MD

You must ask these if you are going to avoid the top three reasons employed physicians quit down the road. Let me give you the big list and a method you can use in your interview to make a quality decision about your contract.
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HOW NETWORKING CAN IMPROVE YOU CAREER IN HEALTHCARE - Barton Associates

It’s easy to get caught up in your daily routine, but networking can bring you outside of it and give you a larger perspective on the healthcare industry. Whether you’re happy in your existing job or searching for new opportunities, networking can help you better understand your industry, come up with new ideas, and align yourself with what’s happening in your field.
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Career Resources for Physicians

TOOLS AND ARTICLES FOR NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER AS A MODERN Physician

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Life As a Locum Physician

ARTICLES AND INSIGHTS FOR LIVING LIFE AS A PHYSICIAN, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE JOB

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Barton & my rep Damian have been a wonderful experience. Any problems or concerns are dealt with promptly. I highly recommend them to everyone!

S.T. Carosello, DDS

Barton is THE BEST! Everyone I have talked to has been very professional and wonderful to work with...we do plan on a long and successful association with Barton for years to come.

Dr. Richard M., Locum Tenens Physician

My Barton representative was very good at presenting the availability of various opportunities for locum tenets near the Dallas area. My initial assignment was great. Everything was handled with the utmost professionalism and expediency. I could not have asked for a better experience. I would definitely recommend Barton and Associates to any professional looking for job opportunities and placement in their chosen field.

Dr. Thomas R., Locum Tenens MD

I love the personal touch this company puts on working with physicians. My recruiter is always looking for new opportunities for me and has a real sense of what I am looking for and how certain positions would fit into my schedule and my other work. I consider her a friend now that we have worked together for almost 2 years.

Dr. Kathryn G., Physician

It was great to have Barton as my recruiting company. Hunter B. went above and beyond to accommodate my needs and find me the right place to work. She is the most efficient and caring recruiter I’ve worked with.

Dr. Cinthya D., Locum Tenens Physician

Prompt pay. Great customer service!!

Susan S., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

Love working for Barton! My recruiter is awesome, always on top of things, pay is regular and on time, good jobs. I can’t complain. I’m able to work close to home without being owned by a company.

Lisa T., Locum Tenens APRN

I love working with Barton Associates Locum's division. All the consultant recruiters and associates are very insightful and helpful with the transition. Whether you are looking for a seasonal locums or career in locums, Barton is the way to go. Special thanks to Brien T.

Dr. Naveen R., Locum Tenens MD

Lael F., in NV is amazing. She has gone above and beyond to help me find work and to make sure I am happy and settled. When there is a problem, she follows up within 10-15 min, sometimes faster!

Jill S., Nurse Practitioner

Always prompt, sincere and on top of things.

Lee W., Locum Tenens MD

I have always enjoyed and hope to continue the working relationship I have with Barton Associates. I really especially enjoy working with Anthony G., who has always and continues to be very courteous, and professional and caring.

Dr. Cynthia O., Locum Tenens D.O.

The agent I work with is great communicator, efficient, gets me answers quickly, negotiates my contract for optimal pay and other benefits, and actively looks for future assignments.

Stacy W., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

My experience with Barton Associates was beyond my expectations from the very beginning. The team I worked with were very professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and personable......an awesome experience!

Dr. Jeff T., Locum Tenens MD

I have had nothing but the best experiences with Barton Associates. My rep, Brien T., is really amazing. He takes care of anything I need for my assignments.

Dr. Pamela M., MD

I deal with a courteous and responsible employee Mr. Jackson H. He is easy and straightforward to deal with. I am glad to communicate with him anytime a job becomes available.

Dr. Salim J., Locum Tenens Physician

Absolutely the best experience I've had with a locum tenens company...He was immediately responsive to any request/need I would have, even if it was late at night on a weekend.

Emmad S., DDS

My experience with Barton Associates has been excellent. I have been pleased with and have had very positive experiences with the assignments that I have received. I plan to continue to work with Barton.

Debra W., Physician

Gabby R., of Barton is excellent at follow ups, call backs and job searches. She’s a great advocate to have! I so enjoyed the Nurse Practitioner employment opportunities she has found me.

Therese R., Nurse Practitioner

Tammy L. is a fantastic recruiter who is responsive to my needs and concerns and is always available. She has presented numerous job opportunities to me and she and her team provide excellent assistance in credentialing and licensing as well. We have been working together since 2014.

Barbara C., Locum Tenens MD

My recruiter is the BOMB....Not only did she help me find the assignment I was looking for in a super timely fashion, but also worked with me throughout the process to make it the best work environment possible.

Jennifer O., Nurse Pracitioner

Mike P. at Barton was very helpful and contacted me often to keep me in the loop about job opportunities as well as any updates on my temporary dentist position. I was able to talk directly to the dentist I would be working for prior to accepting a position in the office.

Lisa A., Locum Tenens DDS

Barton Associates has been effective in finding quality practices in the locations and times I prefer. They have been able to find and negotiate housing. They are good advocates for their providers.

Dr. F., Locum Tenens Physician

My experience has been very good...the assignments that they referred me to have been terrific. My needs and questions have been met. I have referred several of my peers to BARTON

Locum Tenens DDS

Barton always tries to inform me about tenens opportunities that are close to me, and fall within my realm of expertise. I am not required to accept assignments...I always have an avenue of assistance, no matter what the problem, from licensure to contract problems.

Randell Lowrey, DDS

The personal touch at Barton. Gabbie stays in touch with me on a regular basis, often just to check in. Getting paid was easy, and doing my time card couldn't have been easier.

Gloria C., CNS

My recruiter Maria is accessible and personable. She knows my preferences and work schedule, and is extremely eager to get me the time I need working locums

Cardiology MD

Great bunch of people. They originally negotiated my first locums job and did fantastic. It was only supposed to be a 4 month stent. I am currently 1 1/2 years with same placement. Everyone at B&A have been top notch. Always looking out for my interests. I have a amazing rep who is never more than a phone call away...

Eric S., Locum Tenens Physician Assistant

It is always a pleasure to work with a recruiter that knows your preferences for locum assignments. Briana Zech is such a person. For the past six or seven years she has provided excellent support during all assignments...

Christino R., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

My experience has been very positive and every time I work with one of the account managers I feel they have my back. The support is fabulous from interviewing, scheduling, credentialing, and travel arrangements. The receipt of compensation is seamless and convenient. I had opportunities to work in many states, but chosen to stay closer to home, which is fine with Barton they support your decisions regardless. They even work with your unique preferences.

Peter C. Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

Excellent recruiting agency. Very communicative. A pleasure to work with them.

Dr. Jeevan S., Locum Tenens Physician

I find Barton’s help with workplace issues to be an amazing service in helping me help patients.

Dan S., Locum Tenens Dentist

I am having the time of my life working as an independent physician. Barton has treated me wonderfully.

Robert R., Locum Tenens Physician

I tell other providers how fun locum tenens is — to travel, to see different things, to go to a different facility.

Dawn S., Locum Tenens Physician Assistant

I go back to locum tenens with Barton because of the passion and diversity. Most days it doesn't even feel like work!

Danielle K., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

Working as a locum reignited my healthcare passion.

John A., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

I think older physicians will enjoy working longer as locums than they would in busy emergency departments.

Dr. Craig S., Locum Tenens Physician

The best part of it is that you are being well paid for your adventure.

Bob B., Locum Tenens Surgeon

Barton rocks. My recruiter gets it. I recommend my clinician friends sign up to work locums with Barton. Pronto!

Patricia A., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

I love the control locum tenens gives me over my work life. I work when I want, where I want.

Renee D., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

Locum work gives me huge flexibility and variety, and has been amazing. I'm very happy to work with Barton Associates.

Mark V., Locum Tenens CRNA

What a perfect job!

Barbara G, Locum Tenens Physician

Working locum tenens has been great as an NP because I’ve been able to work in states that have full scope of practice.

Marti J., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner

Barton folks have worked hard for me. Overall, I have been happy with Barton!

Barry P., Locum Tenens Hospitalist

Locum tenens means FREEDOM. I get calls from other companies many times a week, but Barton is where I stay!

David C., Locum Tenens Psychiatrist

Medicine is local. With locums, you see different ways to treat the same condition, and it does broaden your horizons.

Dr. Neil B., Locum Tenens Physician