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Year End Tips for the Locums Physician

Year End Tips for the Locums Physician

It is hard to believe that 2017 is almost over! The holiday season offers a chance to relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. However, during this last month of the year, there are a few things that you must do as a locums physician to ensure that you end 2017 well and start 2018 on the right foot.

  1. Reflect. The holiday season reminds us to reflect on the past year. Reflect on what we have accomplished, consider what we are grateful for, and plan the changes we would like to make in 2018.
  2. Organize. During this holiday season, take some time to organize your important documents. Start gathering your tax documents and receipts. Organize and update all your financial, accounting, and business records. Your accountant will thank you!
  3. Update. Take some time to update your CV by adding all the locums assignments you have worked this year. As you know, an updated CV is essential for obtaining locums assignments.
  4. Plan. Plan your schedule for the upcoming year. Look at your calendar and decide what conferences you want to attend, what vacation days you want, what holidays you want off, and what days you want to work. Because it takes between three and six months to get a locums assignment, start the process now. Contact your locums recruiter to see what assignments are available. If you already have a place you are working as a locums, contact your recruiter now to schedule your dates for 2018.
  5. License. If you are a resident or fellow who will be graduating in a few months, obtain your unrestricted medical license now. It can take three to six months to obtain a medical license. Obtain a medical license in the state in which you are currently working and the state in which you think you will practice medicine after graduation. The sooner you have your unrestricted medical license, the sooner you can start working.

Contributed by: Dr. Stephanie E. Freeman

Stephanie E. Freeman, MD, earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Freeman also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.

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