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VIDEO: Locum Tenens Work Offers Flexibility for Serving Medical Missions

Physicians who retire often relish the thought of spending more time at home with family, taking some well-deserved vacations and escaping the demands of paperwork and financial concerns that come with private practice.

When Dr. Samuel Williams, a general and vascular surgeon from Virginia, retired more than a decade ago, he discovered that locum tenens work allowed him to enjoy all three of those perks — while still practicing medicine in the U.S. and serving medical missions abroad.

“The bulk of my medical mission work has been with hospitals in west Africa, in the country of Togo.” Dr. Williams says. “These people come in needing help desperately. To be able to treat them and see so many of them make a full recovery brings satisfaction that’s beyond description. It’s an awesome responsibility to have a person’s life in your hands in a very real way.”

Learn about Dr. Williams’ medical missions in the video above — and read more about what he likes about locum tenens in this post.

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Lindsay Wilcox

Lindsay Wilcox is a healthcare writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional writing experience. When she's not circling typos, she's enjoying fish tacos and hanging out with her family.

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  • I’m interested in a locum tenens in Pediatric Cardiology in the South/Southeast.
    I’m also interested in mission work in Central/South America. My Spanish is fluent
    I’ll be available after the first of the year

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