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The Locum Life 
A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens

"The book is engaging and easy to read, written with verve and clarity, as Wilner is a professional author in addition to a doctor."-Amazon Reviews

"The Locum Life, A Physicians Guide to Locum Tenens," is an insider’s guide to locum tenens, the world of temporary physician positions. In 20 clearly written chapters, the author articulates the nuts and bolts of The Locum Life. Physicians will learn how to find their first locum tenens assignment, run their own business, travel, and achieve the work/life balance of their dreams.


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About the Author
Andrew Nathan Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN, is a board-certified internist, neurologist and epilepsy specialist. In 1982, he discovered that locum tenens was the perfect solution to achieve work/life balance as a physician and writer. Dr. Wilner has practiced locum tenens in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, academic and community settings. He is a prolific medical journalist and author of several books, including Bullets and Brains. Currently, Dr. Wilner is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, where he cares for patients, teaches, writes, and lives with his wife and baby boy.
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From a Locums Physician

     Dr. Wilner is a seasoned Neurologist who has mastered the less conventional locum career path that many physicians long for but are just not sure how to set in motion. It takes some courage, knowledge, skills, a different mindset and even an adventurous spirit.

     Wilner's new book fills a much needed gap in the career support literature for physicians by providing practical tips and advice to successfully motivate and navigate readers through the poorly understood world of locum life.

     While some parts of the book are very specific to the US healthcare system, others are more generic and may be relevant to current and future locum physicians globally. Having been a locum physician myself in Europe, I could relate to so many of Wilner's experiences and found his account profoundly inspirational, useful and engaging.

     Tiago Villaneuva, MD, Family Physician and Medical Editor

My Books
My Books

Bullets and Brains

Epilepsy:199 Answers

Epilepsy in Clinical Practice

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Praise Quotes

With clear, concise, engaging prose, Dr. Wilner has written the definitive guide to locum tenens. Nomadic docs everywhere should buy this book!

Bret S. Stetka, MD

Executive Editor, Medscape

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