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Sep 7, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Andrew Wilner shared insights into the world of locum tenens. He discussed how locum tenens, which means "placeholder" in Latin, involves physicians temporarily filling in for various medical roles, such as covering for vacations, maternity leaves, or staffing shortages. Dr. Wilner emphasized the flexibility and work-life balance that locum tenens offers, making it an attractive option for physicians seeking unique experiences and the freedom to explore different locations.

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00:01:00: Dr. Wilner's introduction to locum tenens

00:02:00: The definition of locum tenens

00:03:00: Compensation in locum tenens

00:05:00: Locum tenens and the doctor shortage

00:06:00: The impact of telemedicine on locum tenens

00:07:00: Dr. Wilner's locum tenens experiences

00:08:00: Flexibility and the lack of job security in locum tenens

00:09:00: The lack of ownership in modern medicine

00:10:00: The tax advantages of self-employment in locum tenens

00:11:00: Coping with changes in locum tenens positions

00:12:00: Locum tenens experiences in toxic work environments

00:13:00: The need for flexibility and self-confidence in locum tenens

00:14:00: The story of Dr. Wilner's locum tenens job with residents

00:15:00: Credentialing and the challenges of starting a locum tenens position

00:16:00: Onboarding processes for locum tenens physicians

00:17:00: Dr. Wilner's transition from locum tenens to permanent roles

00:18:00: The freshness of locum tenens work

00:19:00: Hedonic adaptation and locum tenens

00:20:00: A physician's perspective on locum tenens

00:21:00: Advice for physicians considering locum tenens

00:22:00: Dr. Wilner's final thoughts on locum tenens

About Dr. Andrew Wilner:

Dr. Wilner, an experienced Neurologist, guides physicians on the unconventional locum career path with courage, knowledge, and an adventurous spirit. His book bridges a gap in physician career support, offering practical advice to navigate the world of locum life. While some parts are US-specific, the book's global relevance resonates, making it an inspirational and useful resource for locum physicians worldwide. 

Learn more about Dr. Wilner on his website

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