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Locum Tenens Specialists

Welcome to a new way of practicing medicine.

Loosely translated from Latin to mean “to hold a place,” locum tenens physicians fill in for permanent doctors during vacations, medical leave or other absences. While traditionally more short-term in nature, locum tenens assignments – particularly those with the federal government – can last months or even years.

Due to high patient volumes and staffing shortages, there is an overwhelming need for locum tenens physicians to serve the healthcare needs of our nation’s courageous veterans, as well as doctors to serve on U.S. military bases and reservations. These opportunities offer tremendous benefits, including:

  • Flexibility – Whether you want to stay three weeks or stay a lifetime, the choice is yours.
  • Standard work week – Physicians who work government locum tenens enjoy true work-life balance.
  • No administrative work – Spending more time with paperwork than patients is a thing of the past.
  • Paid malpractice – Insurance is a significant expense, but it becomes someone else’s to pay when you work locum tenens.
  • Greater stability – Government locum tenens assignments often last several months or even years, providing more professional and personal stability.
  • Change of scenery – Most federal government opportunities only require an active state license in any state, which means you can travel and work throughout the nation.
  • Try new practice settings – Locum tenens gives you the ability to explore and try out new practice settings so you can find the one that truly suits you.
  • Altruistic opportunity – Make a difference in the lives of up to 700 of veterans working just one three month assignment, or serve other deserving populations on military bases and at Indian Health Service facilities.
Ready to make a difference in the lives of others while transforming your own? Contact us to get started today.