My friend and colleague John Jurica, MD, at nonclinicalphysicians.com, has a new giveaway for physicians looking at becoming entrepreneurs. Just click on the link, and you could become one of ten winners of Mike Woo-Ming's book, "The Positioned Physician": https://kingsumo.com/g/f9iofx/get-a-copy-of-the-doctors-playbook-for-entrepreneurship
John was my guest on "The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner," Episode #7. You can download the interview on your podcast player
If you are considering a nonclinical or nontraditional medical career, please join me and 30 other physician presenters at the upcoming online Physicians Helping Physicians 2020 Next Conference. This event is the second in a series of 3 virtual conferences that explores opportunities for physicians in nonclinical and nontraditional medical careers. Many of these options may be pursued either in conjunction with traditional employment or full-time such as medical writing, IT,
Last March, I posted the first podcast of "The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner." Episodes appear every other Sunday. These are now available on the most popular podcast players, such as Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, and others (see image below). A total of 12 episodes have been published so far, with more to come (see list below).
This program grew out of my interest in locum tenens, and several episodes provide practical information on locums. These com
My friend and fellow podcaster, John Jurica, MD, reviewed "nine excellent books" on his podcast for physicians considering a pivot to nonclinical or nontraditional careers. While I haven't read all the books on his list, I did write one of them! John was kind enough to include "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens."
John's weekly podcasts are always interesting and frequently accompany me on my early morning jogs. Feedspot listed his podcast as one of the top
A new episode of my podcast, The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner, returns to one of my favorite topics, locum tenens. In this episode #7, John Jurica, MD, an expert on nonclinical careers, interviewed me about locum tenens. John’s familiar with my book, “The Locum Life: A Physician’s Guide to Locum Tenens.” We had a lot of fun and talked for over an hour! I started by defining locum tenens, explaining “The Locum Life,” and how to get your first assignment. We discusse
Whether fate placed them on the frontlines or sidelines of the Coronavirus battle, physicians have been forced to reassess their careers and long-term goals. For those considering a nonclinical career or side gig, two upcoming online programs may be helpful: 1. The Leverage and Growth Virtual Summit for Physicians, May 11-22, 2020 Here’s a partial speaker list: John Jurica (NonClinical Physicians) David Draghinas (Doctors Unbound) Nii Darko (Docs Outside the Bo
CompHealth, a locum tenens agency, published my essay today, "Essential life skills for a good locum tenens doc." While written with a locum tenens physician in mind, the message applies to full-time physician employment as well. The article includes a description of the "3 A's of Success," which I have found very valuable tenets. I had fun writing the piece because it obliged me to review what works and what doesn't work when beginning a new assignment or job. While I hope
Introduction The strategy of “social distancing” to avoid Coronavirus has forced many of us into unaccustomed isolation. For those not yet incapacitated, one unanticipated benefit of enforced seclusion has emerged—more time for independent creative work! New Podcast! I thought about starting a podcast several months ago and finally got to it! Please join me for the launch of “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner.” This new podcast mirrors my YouTube video series by the
Welcome to the second video of "The Art of Medicine." First, many thanks to Chad Saley of CHG for helping set up this interview with Nichole Paskett, a senior staffing agent at CompHealth. Nichole was my first locum tenens staffing agent, and our relationship goes back many years. This video is a continuation of Nichole's interview that launched "The Art of Medicine" series a couple of weeks ago. Part I was incredibly well-received. It set a record for the most views in the f
Many thanks to the family nurse practitioner(FNP) who posted an Amazon 5 -star review on Amazon for my new book, "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens." As a long-time locum tenens physician, I wrote the book based on my own experience and experiences of other physicians whom I knew or contacted. I'm delighted to see that the material is also useful for other healthcare providers! For those just starting out in practice, like the FNP reviewer, locums can be a g
I've been amazed at the interest in locum tenens from late-career physicians (like me)! On December 17, 2019, I gave a 1-hour Webinar on the topic to members of the American College of Physicians. According to the moderator, there were 100 physicians online listening--at 2 pm in the afternoon! The webinar is now open to the public at this link: https://www.acponline.org/meetings-courses/acp-courses-recordings/acp-leadership-academy/acp-leadership-academy-webinars/locum-tenens
Many thanks to Dr. Nii Darko for posting our discussion, "Locums 101-A Primer on Locum Tenens" on his cool podcast, "Docs Outside the Box." We had a free-wheeling conversation for almost an hour about balancing a passion for writing with a passion for medicine while still earning a living. We also discussed the evolving notion of "work/life" balance and how it really has become a part of modern medicine compared to the "old days." If you're interested in locum tenens and the
Please join me and Dr. Cory Fawcett, author of 4 books on personal finance and a new video course on locum tenens in this 15-minute discussion about locum tenens on my medical YouTube channel. Dr. Fawcett is a retired general surgeon. He worked locums for three years while transitioning from his full-time general surgery practice to his “repurposed” life helping physicians succeed in personal finance. While working locums part-time, he rediscovered the joy of general surgery.
Please join me on Tuesday, December 17, at 3pm (EST) for a 1-hour live webinar on locum tenens for the late-career physician. I addressed this topic in my book, "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens," as well as in a 4-minute video on my free locum tenens Youtube channel. Registration for the webinar is free, but only available if you are one of the American College of Physicians 159,000 members. Here's the link: https://www.acponline.org/meetings-courses/acp-c
Locum tenens work is all about caring for patients at varied and often distant locations. Physicians arrive at a new hospital or clinic, alone or with their families, to provide medical care for a proscribed period of time. I've written about travel tips in Chapter 18 of my book, "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens," for physicians on the road. But what about the home front? In this article published on the CompHealth blog, I address home security, snail mai
Locum tenens provides incredible flexibility regarding assignments and work hours...but can you make a living? Ryan Inman, a financial consultant and host of the Financial Residency podcast and I talked about my experiences working locum tenens as an independent contractor. Ryan was very curious how I used locum tenens to achieve work/life balance throughout my career. If you're interested in achieving work/life balance and financial independence with locum tenens, please lis
Heather Fork, MD, was kind enough to speak with me in a Medscape interview about conquering anxiety that physicians may have related to their performance in the workplace. Dr. Fork runs Doctor's Crossing, a counseling resource for physicians. For physicians who make life or death decisions daily, a certain amount of anxiety comes with the job. Dr. Fork helps physicians when their anxiety gets to be too much of a burden. Her thoughtful discussion on Medscape is interesting and
While working locum tenens may not seem at first glance the optimal path to a fulfilling medical career, my varied locums experiences ultimately led to a great permanent position! You can read how in this brief article just published by CompHealth: https://comphealth.com/resources/neurohospitalist-locum-tenens/ #locums #locumtenens #physiciancareers #CompHealth #somedocs