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

7 reasons to take a locums assignment during the holidays
7 reasons to take a locums assignment during the holidays
Many physicians choose locums in parts of the world, while earning good money. Others schedule their locum tenens assignment down. Meanwhile, some physicians completely embrace the locums lifestyle full-time and create their own form of seasonal migration. We fill locum tenens shifts and longer-term assignments all throughout the year, but notice an increased demand for locum tenens physicians from November through January. This means that qualified physicians can pick up extra shifts and bank the money around the holiday season.
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Australian Culture

Why you should take your next locum tenens assignment in Australia
Why you should take your next locum tenens assignment in Australia
Global Medical Staffing talked to doctors to hear about their favorite destinations in Australia. We also asked physicians how taking a locum tenens assignment in Australia benefited their career. The things that they commented on include generous vacation time, lots of travel; the nice people; the unique wildlife and how much less time they spend doing medical records/paperwork, allowing more time to help patients.
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New Zealand Culture

How locum tenens gives you more time with your family
How locum tenens gives you more time with your family
Physicians choose locum tenens for many reasons, such as freedom, travel opportunities, and to make extra money - as most U.S. assignments (and some international ones) pay more than a full-time position. In addition to all these great benefits, there's another growing motivator for physicians to take locum tenens assignments: the ability to spend more time with family.
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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

A beginner's guide: Understanding the credentialing and privileging process
A beginner's guide: Understanding the credentialing and privileging process
Daunted by the credentialing and privileging process for locum tenens physicians to go on an international assignment? Here's how it works and what Global Medical Staffing can do to make the process easier.
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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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