August 27, 2010, Newsletter Issue #63: What You Can Learn from Your Locum

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Whether your locum tenens position lasts for a weekend, a week, or a year, you’ll reap rewards that you can carry with you throughout your medical career. Some of the reasons to investigate locum tenens work at least once:

Sharpen a skill. Have you wanted to perform more laparoscopic procedures, but you find that the opportunities are limited in your current practice setting? A locum tenens job with a laparoscopy focus can give you the experience you want to advance your career in your specialty. Get a fresh perspective. Whether you are a general practice physician or a subspecialist in pediatric endocrinology, spending some time in a different practice setting is an opportunity to gain a different perspective on your specialty by treating a different patient population and by learning new practice tips from a different set of colleagues. Talk to a physician recruiting company about what you want to learn in a locum tenens job, and a physician staffing consultant can help you find positions that will give you the experience that you want.

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