In this episode #7 of The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner, 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 discussed the pros and cons of becoming an independent contractor, the role of a staffing agency, and the importance of flexibility. Flexibility applies not only to scheduling but to people skills as well. Finally, we discussed the “3 A’s of Success,” which can help locum tenens physicians succeed at every assignment. I hope you’ll agree that the discussion was lively and informative!
Our interview is also available as a video on YouTube. To locate the program, search, “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner” on YouTube.
We recorded our interview on April 3, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discussed how COVID-19 has dramatically altered the practice of locum tenens regarding travel options and the types of available assignments.
John will also post his version of the recording on his regular podcast. I am looking forward to listening!
By the way, both John Jurica’s podcast and The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner were both included in the list of the “Top 20 Physician Podcasts You Must Follow” by Feedspot!
Many thanks, John, for the opportunity to talk about The Locum Life, which helped me achieve work/life balance and advance my career.