Locum Tenens News


Below you'll find culture and travel news for locum tenens doctors of every stripe. Discover Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean in our Locum Tenens Lifestyle section. If you're looking for more insider advice about an assignment overseas, head to Locum 101.

Locum Tenens Lifestyle

How to use international locum tenens to test a permanent relocation
How to use international locum tenens to test a permanent relocation
Some physicians use international locum tenens assignments as a stepping-stone to move permanently to countries like New Zealand, Australia, Canada or others. We secure the assignment, the work visa, and pay many of the travel/living expenses for the duration of the initial contract. This sets up a physician to more easily secure a resident visa and begin living in the foreign country permanently.
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Australian Culture

3 interesting places to practice medicine in Australia plus a brief overview of their healthcare system
3 interesting places to practice medicine in Australia plus a brief overview of their healthcare system
Do you want to practice medicine in Australia? Believe it or not, not all people come solely for the sights. In fact, many doctors come because they love the medical experience alone.

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United States Culture

An Easier Way to Practice in a New State: The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
An Easier Way to Practice in a New State: The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Would you like to practice medicine in a new state but you’re not sure how to get licensed there? The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact could pave the way to expanding your medical horizons as a locum tenens physician.
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Canadian Culture

Top 3 family-friendly New Year's Eve celebrations in Canada
Top 3 family-friendly New Year's Eve celebrations in Canada
There are a slew of family-oriented events and firework shows across this great land. Without further ado we present to you our top 3 favorite family-friendly celebrations throughout Canada.
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Caribbean Culture

Through the eyes of two doctors who took locum tenens assignments in the U.S.V.I.
Through the eyes of two doctors who took locum tenens assignments in the U.S.V.I.
What is it like to practice medicine on a tropical island? Two of our doctors, Martin Oretsky, MD, an emergency medicine physician and Leonard Bentch, MD, a gastroenterologist, both took locum assignments in the U.S.V.I several years back. Here's what they had to say about it.
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United Arab Emirates Culture

United Arab Emirates tops the travel destination charts
United Arab Emirates tops the travel destination charts
Travel to the United Arab Emirates is heating up. What better excuse to visit this portion of the Persian Gulf than on an international locum tenens assignment?
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Locum 101

Parent company CHG Healthcare named to Fortune 100 Best Companies list
Parent company CHG Healthcare named to Fortune 100 Best Companies list

Our parent company, CHG Healthcare, has been named one of the country’s 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine! CHG ranks No. 69 on the list, which recognizes companies based on comprehensive employee feedback, including surveys on culture, work-life balance, and benefits. This is the ninth consecutive year CHG has been recognized on this list.

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Chinese Culture

Beijing: Understanding Chinese etiquette before you go
Beijing: Understanding Chinese etiquette before you go
You'd better believe if you take a locum tenens assignment in China that you'll discover an enchanting culture steeped in tradition. That said a crash course in local etiquette isn't a bad idea.
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