VIDEO: How One Neurologist Used Locum Tenens to Remedy Burnout

November 16th, 2015 1 Min read VIDEO: How One Neurologist Used Locum Tenens to Remedy Burnout Blog
[su_youtube url=""] One fateful day in third grade, eight-year-old Madeleine Geraghty had the chance to hold a human brain. From that moment on, she knew she would study the brain one day. That dream never wavered, and she eventually earned her medical degree in neurology and has made a huge impact on the lives of the stroke patients she serves. “It takes people who are passionate about getting in there and working quickly — people who are willing to get in there and work with the ER doctors when the strokes have happened to try and reverse them,” Dr. Geraghty shares. “Sometimes you can reverse them and give people their independence back and give them their life back, not always, but when that happens, you know you’ve made a huge change in someone’s life.” RELATED: My Locum Tenens Experience: Finding the Cure for Physician Burnout Although her work was extremely rewarding, years of medical training and then serving as the medical director for one of the biggest stroke programs in Washington took a toll on Dr. Geraghty, leaving her feeling burned out. Fortunately, she was able to find a remedy for her burnout — locum tenens.
“I did not expect to use it to find a new permanent position, although it turned out that way,” she says. “But it did allow me to recover from burnout and, ultimately, keep me in a career that I am passionate about.”
Hear more of Dr. Geraghty’s story in the video above.


Elizabeth Cornwall

Elizabeth Cornwall

Liz is a communications manager based in Salt Lake City. For more than a decade, she’s done a little bit of everything in the communications world — from writing about locum tenens and travel nursing, to working as an executive speech writer, to becoming a social media influencer in the world of micro goldendoodles.

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