Life as an independent contractor can be challenging at times. One of the biggest challenges we face is when starting a new gig. Every time I step foot at a new site, I get butterflies in my stomach. You're in a new system, surrounded by new staff, new city, new EMR, and different way… Continue reading How To Be A Successful Locum Doc
The reason doctors work locums has changed. A new generation is raising the bar and choosing to work as independent contractors to take control of their lives.
Let's face it. The day-to-day grind as a physician can be brutal; between caring for patients, charting, dealing with admin, etc, there isn't a lot of time or fuel left for much else. Whatever time remains is spent with family and recharging your batteries only to do it all over again. Many of us had… Continue reading How Locums Helped Jumpstart My Side Gig
Locum recruiters generally have a bad reputation amongst physicians. Any doc who has worked locums can tell you a recruiter horror story. Maybe a recruiter left out important details about a site and you end up in a terrible location completely different than what you signed up for. Or they sent your CV to several… Continue reading 7 Questions to Ask Your Locum Recruiter
“After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."
I was interviewed by Doctor Money Matters a few months ago to discuss locum tenens, financial independence, and attaining personal freedom. I discuss how quitting my full-time job and working exclusively as a locum doctor saved my career. Doctor Money Matters is a great blog/podcast discussing financial matters as it relates to physicians specifically. Below… Continue reading Switching Over To Locum Tenens Saved My Career
There is more than one way to skin a cat.
Of the career options physicians have after graduating from residency, locums is usually not among them. The perception of locums docs is that they are crappy and can't hold a stable job anywhere. That may have been true in the past but is definitely not true today. More and more physicians are choosing locums straight out of residency. Here… Continue reading Why Every Physician Should Consider Locums
There is a lot of mystery surrounding locum tenens (LT). Most physicians have never worked as a locum and see no real reason to do so. However, I found working as an independent contractor (IC) helped me live a more fulfilling life, both within and outside of medicine. This is my story and the story… Continue reading Why I Started This Blog