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Resources for Medical Residents, Fellows & New Physicians

Here at Locum Leaders, we're truly invested in the medical professionals we work with, and we take our mission to further their careers very seriously. We not only provide the best possible locum tenens assignments to meet your career goals and personal preferences across the United States, we also work to provide you with everything you need to make your career everything you want — and deserve — it to be.

With that in mind, we offer the following collection of tools, information and resource for medical residents, fellows and new physicians, compiled over the years here at the Locum Leaders Resource Center. We hope some of the information below will be advantageous to your medical career.

Resources for Medical Residents, Fellows & New Physicians

Job Search & Interview Resources for Medical Residents

  • Your Physician Job Search: 3 Essential Factors to Consider. These three important factors will put you in a much better position to find the physician job that's right for you. You’ll be able to determine the exact type of finances you want, you’ll know which type of setting to look for, and you’ll have a great idea of what kind of community you want to live in.
  • How to Create a Medical Curriculum Vitae (CV). We recommend reviewing and updating your CV on a yearly basis, if not more often. Add assignments and locations as you complete them; this will keep your CV current and will help with future privileging processes. It’ll also speed things up when it’s time to find your next job opportunity.
  • The Importance of Continuing Medical Education (CME). Developing your base of knowledge and expertise with continuing medical education (CME) is arguably a key responsibility for physicians. Here are a few ways to maintain CME credits easily and affordably.
  • Protecting Your CV. To prevent the misuse of your CV and personal information, there are several key questions to ask your recruiter before providing your information to them.
  • Choosing a Practice Setting: Exploring Your Options. The secret to choosing the right practice setting is to approach the decision with an open but critical mind, and with the idea of gathering as much data as possible to make the most informed decision. Here's a brief rundown of the most common practice settings and what you can expect from each.
  • Medical Job Interview Tips for Physicians and Clinicians. Whatever the type of assignment you're aiming for, mastering the physician interview is a key skill for achieving your ultimate career goals.
  • 9 Physician Interview Questions: Do They Really Need You. How can you tell if you're truly needed in a particular practice setting or community? Wherever you decide to pursue a career as a physician, you'll want to make sure that you'll have enough patients to sustain a viable practice — now and in the future.
  • How to Evaluate & Negotiate Physician Employment Contracts. "Many new physicians are uncomfortable asking questions because they may not have much knowledge of contracts or the business of medicine. Generally, this isn't taught in medical school or residency. But new physicians should feel no compunction about asking for definitions of terms or probing for specifics."

Insurance, Credentialing & Licensing Resources for Medical Residents

  • Guide to Physician Credentialing and Licensure. Licensing and credentialing can be time-consuming and confusing — so we're happy to offer our vast experience and information to help you tackle them successfully and confidently.
  • Guide to State Medical Licensing. Here are several key issues to keep in mind when it's time to get a medical license to practice in a new state, including a rundown of the (generally) fastest and slowest states for licensing efficiency.
  • Guide to Locum Tenens Malpractice Insurance. Linde secures superior malpractice insurance at no cost to our physicians. And here are the elements to ensure that malpractice insurance is up to its task.
  • Assessing Your Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage Options. You'll enjoy full malpractice insurance coverage while you're on assignment with Linde Healthcare. All the same, it's important to understand the ins and outs of malpractice coverage, particularly if you plan on transitioning to a standard physician career or are offered permanent employment following a locum tenens assignment.

Financial & Salary Resources for Medical Residents

  • How to Pay Off Medical School Debt with Locum Tenens Work. "If paying down student loans is a priority for you, locum tenens offers two ways to help you accomplish that goal," explains the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations® (NALTO®). "Physicians right out of training who have planned ahead can have locum tenens engagements lined up and begin practicing immediately."
  • Survey: Medical Residency Salaries on the Rise. A recent survey estimates 2016's average medical residency salary at $56,500, up from $55,400 in 2015. "The latest figure averages higher earnings in such specialties as critical care and oncology and lower earnings in other specialties, such as primary care," the authors write.
  • Highest-Paying Medical Specialties for Doctors, PAs & NPs. "Of the most recruited specialties this year, invasive cardiologists continue to command the heftiest average base salary," reads a Forbes analysis of an AMN Healthcare report. "These professionals can expect offers of $545,000 while being recruited, with some of the top earners bringing in as much as $700,000 in base salary alone."
  • Locum Leader's Locum Tenens Salary Guide: 3 Important Considerations. Locum tenens salary dynamics have changed over the past few decades, but remain rooted in three central components: location, facility type and specialty.
  • Tax Facts for Locum Tenens Professionals. While the rewards and freedoms of working locum tenens are many, you also have the responsibility of staying compliant with an array of tax requirements. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

Recruitment & Career Resources for Medical Residents

  • Understanding Medical Technology. Working in medicine today means understanding new technology, and being able to apply it effectively and confidently. This list of tech info and tips will help you navigate the technological elements of your medical career.
  • A Guide to Moonlighting for Physicians and Residents. The most obvious advantage of moonlighting is financial, but that's not the only benefit. Others include the chance for physicians to add variety to their career, to gain experience in new settings, to teach, to volunteer, and to broaden their career horizons in other sometimes unforeseen ways.
  • The Benefits of Working Temporary Assignments in Rural Areas. While the big city certainly has appeal, a closer look at suburban and rural life shows a plethora of benefits, as well, particularly to physicians and clinicians working temporary and locum tenens assignments.
  • Expanding Your Career with Locum Work Opportunities. Blending locum tenens opportunities with regular practice responsibilities is a satisfying and lucrative means to enhance your medical career. Here's how to tell if locum tenens work is right for you.
  • 5 Tips for Choosing a Locum Tenens Recruitment Agency. Whatever choice you make regarding the recruitment agency you work with, we want to make sure you're equipped with all the information you need to align your career goals and personal needs with the recruiter you choose.
  • Helpful Hints for Working with a Locum Agency. Working with a locum tenens agency can be one of the most beneficial experiences of a physician’s career. By taking your career on the road, you will have the opportunity to experience new places, gain new contacts, and make a name for yourself in the medical world.
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