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The world of healthcare has enormously shifted from its usual practice since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic. There is almost an immediate halt on in-person consultations practice or clinical activities for the past months. It is bound to continue unless a widely successful Covid-19 remedy is available. A vast number of clinics and other medical facilities have either reduced consultation hours or altogether ceased seeing non-Covid-19...
Since Telemedicine seem to be the safest, most convenient, and globally accepted medical practice to address patients refusing hospital and clinical visit during this Covid-19 scare, there will inevitably be doubts and perceptions of disadvantages that need to be addressed. Before Covid-19, Telemedicine was projected to grow at 18.4% annually at around $17 billion as an industry in the US alone. Innovations to resolve doubts and hurdles...
I have been made a fantastic financial offer, but the location is not where I want to live. What do I do?   This is a tough one.  What is important to you as a physician and as an individual or part of a family? Is it money? If so, realize, a general rule of thumb is that rural jobs pay more.  Also, jobs in some metro areas pay more than other areas. Why?  A couple of reasons.  One is the simple law of...
The Pros and Cons of Locum Tenens Yes, you can do locums after finishing your training, but don’t linger too long if you eventually want a permanent job. Clients often perceive physicians who have been doing locums longer than a year or two as a “locums” physician , and may not be interested in hiring you for a permanent position. Clients consider locum physicians turned perm as “risky” once they have...
I have been offered two jobs, one as an independent contractor and another as an employee.  The independent contractor offers more money, but the employed position pays benefits.  Which is the better position?   Compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges.  First, how many hours are you required to work annually in each position?  Will you pay for your own malpractice insurance as an independent...
My Spouse Is Also A Physician, How Do We Coordinate Careers?   If both physician’s careers are equally important to the partners choose which career is in the least demand and make it the priority job, the more in demand specialist has more options. Follow the money first. Make the priority the job with the most pay to support the family Decide if future or current child-care is a priority, and which partner will...