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Working Locum Tenens Right Out of Residency: What You Need to Know

If you’re looking for a way to explore your options before making a long-term commitment, working locum tenens right out of residency is a great way to do it. Locum tenens allows you to try out a variety of clinical settings and visit new communities without any long-term obligations. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what you need to know if you’re thinking about taking this route. We’ll cover everything from finding the right locum tenens agency to building your network and traveling.

Travel Flexibility

If you’re looking for the ultimate in flexibility, working locum tenens right out of residency may be the perfect option for you.

With locum tenens, you can choose to work in communities across the country, spending a few months in each one to get a feel for what type of practice and area you want to settle down in.

You’ll gain valuable work experience without having to sign a permanent contract, and you’ll build a network from coast to coast.

Best of all, you’ll have the freedom to pick up and move on whenever you need or want to.

Continue Learning and Sharpen Your Skills

Working locum tenens right out of residency is an excellent way to continue learning and developing your skills as a doctor. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from different patient populations and work with a variety of cases and treatments.

This opportunity to continue learning and developing skills while on the job is an invaluable experience for any doctor. It can help broaden your understanding of medicine and sharpen your skills.

In addition, working locum tenens can also be a great way to get exposure to different types of practices and healthcare facilities. This can help new doctors to find the right fit for their career, and make the transition into full-time practice much smoother.

Work-Life Balance

As an independent contractor, you’ll have the flexibility to work as much or as little as you want or need to. This can be a great way to maintain your income and travel simultaneously.

VISTA Can Be a Helpful Resource

At VISTA, we understand that your career is important to you. That’s why we offer a variety of services designed to help you at every stage of your career, from residency to retirement.

We can work with you to quickly identify opportunities nationwide and help with licensure, travel, and more.

Our goal is to make your transition into locum tenens as smooth and seamless as possible.

So if you’re ready to take the next step in your career, VISTA is here to help you achieve your professional goals.

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