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Top 5 Reasons to Get Started with Locums

Many physicians desire to make the transition to locums for obvious reasons: more control over your schedule, higher pay, the opportunity to be your own boss, etc. However, these same physicians are often hesitant to take the leap into locums. The five reasons below will hopefully give you the push you need to get started.

Reason #1: There is no time like the present.

Today is a good day to start the process because we know that “someday” often times becomes “never.” Keeping the benefits of locums  in mind may help you move forward and stop procrastinating

Reason #2: The early bird gets the worm.

The competition for desirable locums assignments can be fierce. Therefore, if you are already in the locums game, you have a better chance of winning those lucrative assignments.

Reason#3: It takes time.

Finding an assignment and getting licensed and credentialled for that assignment can take time. In fact, one should allocate at least three months for the licensing and credentialling process. Therefore, the sooner you get started, the sooner you can work.

Reason #4. It feels good.

Making plans to do something you have always wanted to do feels good. It gives you a sense of purpose and makes you feel as though you have accomplished something. Furthermore, when you start the process of getting locums assignments and are bombarded by calls by locums recruiters, it makes you feel good to know that your services as a physician are in high demand.

Reason #5. It’s really not that hard.

I am sure that many of you have heard horror stories of how complicated and frustrating the locums process can be. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you choose to work with a company like Floyd Lee Locums. A concierge locums company, Floyd Lee Locums has dedicated locums experts designed to make the locums process as smooth as it can be.  For more information, contact them at

Stephanie E. Freeman, MD, earned her Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and her Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Freeman also completed a Geriatrics fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She obtained her Masters of Business Administration at Auburn University.

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