Interesting interview with Dr. Johnny Shen and Tim Rush on Reach MD about locum tenens after residency.
Dr. Shen, a family practice physician, was lucky enough to learn about locum tenens while he was still a resident. It helped him explore career options and achieve work-life balance. Dr. Shen finds that the multiple job options provided by locums paradoxically provides job stability rather than instability. He plans on staying a locums doc indefinitely.
To learn more about locum tenens after residency, I've done a 4-minute Youtube presentation on this topic and covered it in Chapter 5 of my book, "The Locum Life: A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens."