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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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Working as a locum reignited my healthcare passion.

John A., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, California

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, Virginia

Working locums is like cooking in someone else’s kitchen. Things won't always be exactly the way you’d like them.

Dr. Maury G., Locum Tenens Physician, New York

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

Dr. Craig S., Locum Tenens Physician, Michigan

I tell [other providers] how fun [locums] is — to travel, to see different things, and to go to a different facility.

Dawn S., Locum Tenens Physician Assistant, Georgia

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

Robert R., Locum Tenens Pediatric Hospitalist, Illinois

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

Bob B., Locum Tenens Surgeon, New York

I love the control [locums] gives me over my work life. I work when I want and where I want.

Renee D., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, Minnesota

Locums 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, New Hampshire

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, California

What a perfect job!

Barbara G, Locum Tenens Physician, California

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

Barry P., Locum Tenens Hospitalist, Nevada

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, Mississippi

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 Psych NP, Florida

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, North Carolina

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

Dan S., Locum Tenens Dentist, Wisconsin

Barton Associates has always organized my travel as a locum flawlessly.

Jan R., MD, Emergency Medicine Locum, Idaho

Working through Barton has proven to be positive for me, and I recommend the company to my colleagues.

Lillian O., Locum Tenens Psychiatrist, Illinois

From day one, I have been thoroughly impressed with Barton's continued commitment to me as a nurse practitioner locum.

Jennifer B., Family Practice Locum Tenens NP, Pennsylvania

From the first moment I spoke with my recruiter, I knew that I had found the right locum tenens company to work with.

Jenny B., Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner, North Carolina

Barton Associates is such a great group to work with, and I am grateful to be working with such a caring organization.

Sandra C., FNP-BC, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

I am speechless. Wow. You did a great job and I really appreciate your persistence and ongoing feedback.

Betsy O., MD, Locum Tenens Physician, Oregon

I would highly recommend Barton Associates to anyone looking to work with a locum agency.

Paul H., Urgent Care Physician